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Arcana Naturae Detecta ab Antonio van Leeuwenhoek (Complete in 2 Volumes)

van Leeuwenhoek, Antonio

Published by Culture et Civilisation, Bruxelles, 1966
Condition: vg Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Quarto. [10], 568, [14], [2], 192, [8]pp. Original leatherette with gold lettering to spines. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Additional engraved title depicting a lovely classic image with alchemical symbolism. Printer's device on each title. Striking facsimile edition reproducing the original 1695 edition, with numerous b/w engravings, some of which are either double page or fold out, showing the anatomy of various living creatures including fish, plants, animals, insects and much more. Text in Latin. Books are in fine condition and contained in their shipping boxes. The author, Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723) was a Dutch tradesman and scientist from Delft, the Netherlands. He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist. He is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology. Using his handcrafted microscopes he was the first to person recorded to ever observe and describe single celled organisms, which he originally referred to as animalcules, and which we now refer to as microorganisms. He was also the first to record microscopic observations of muscle fibers, bacteria, spermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries. Volumes in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 25291

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Title: Arcana Naturae Detecta ab Antonio van ...

Publisher: Culture et Civilisation, Bruxelles

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Facsimile edition

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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