LEEUWENHOEK, A. v. Send-brieven, zoo aan de Hoog Edele Heeren v.d. Koninklyke Societeit te London, als aan andere aansienelyke en geleerde lieden, over verscheyde verborgentheden der natuure, (…). Delft, A. Beman, 1718. (14), 460, (28) pp. W. engr. front. & 31 engr. plates. 4°. Old brds. (Paper on brds. a bit dam./worn, but in very good interior condition).This work contains letters (I-XLVI, = vol. 4 of "brieven") by Antoni v. Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) to the Royal Society of London and to some eminent Dutch people as A. Heinsius, J. Meerman, A. v. Assendelft a.o. Anthony v. Leeuwenhoek was one of the greatest early microscopists, famous for his descriptions of the discoveries made with 247 microscopes of his own construction, using 419 different lenses. He made an astonishing series of microscopial discoveries and published the first accurate description of red blood corpuscles, the stinging apparatus of bees, bacteria, spermatozoa, and of many other features of animal and plant life. Most of his discoveries were communicated by the Royal Society of London, of which he was elected a member. - Dobell 394 (nr.19); Lindeboom 1164; cf. Garrison 254-55.
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