Auction 349 Old & Rare Books - Natural History - Science - Medicine
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BRESCHET, G. Histoire anatomique et physiologique d'un organe de nature vasculaire découvert dans les cetacés: suivie de quelques considérations sur la respiration de ces animaux et des amphibies. Par., 1836. (2), 82, (2) pp. W. 4 fold. lithogr. plates. 4°. Hcl. w. or. sides laid down. (Some foxing in places).

Extremely rare work on the discovery of the 'rete mirabile', a vascular network that allows marine mammals (Cetaceans) to survive and adapt in ocean depths. A fascimile was published in 1988. - Not in Nissen (in contrast to other works of Breschet). - With author's autograph dedication to Frederic Cuvier (1773-1838).

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