Grew, secretary to the Royal Society, compiled this great illustrated catalogue of its museum, then housed at Gresham College. The second part of the book is a collection of lectures delivered by Grew before the Society in 1676. It is one of the best comparative studies undertaken in the 17th century; Grew himself introduced the term "comparative anatomy". (Garrison and Morton 297).With 25 of the 31 plates. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Musaeum Regalis Societatis. Or a Catalogue &...
Editorial: W. Rawlins
Año de publicación: 1681
Condición del libro: Very good.
Descripción London: printed by W. Rawlins, for the author., 1681. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. First edition; folio; , 1-152, 163-172, 177-178, 181-386, , 43, followed by 27 (of 31) engraved plates. Full panelled calf, crudely rebacked over 5 raised spine bands, original boards worn and preserved with varnish. Endpapers and first 12 leaves (prelims) missing, with titlepage supplied in facsimile on matching antique paper; lacks a further 12 leaves (pp 153-162, 173-176, 179-180, plates 2, 4, 7, and 15); plate 1 torn with marginal loss, plates 8, 10 and 13 laid down on reverse of preceding plates, last 3 plates tipped into binding with marginal damage but no loss, second titlepage (to "Comparative Anatomy of Stomach and Guts") with inner marginal repairs. A couple of sporadic marginal wormtracks occasionally touching printed sidenotes, unobtrusive occasional stains, in the main a clean if imperfect working copy of this fascinating early account of Royal Society collections. Nº de ref. de la librería 000131
Descripción LONDON, PRINTED BY W. RAWLINS, FOR THE AUTHOR, 1681, 1681. Rilegato. Estado de conservación: in ottime condizioni. Legatura in mezza pelle moderna, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso a cinque nervi; 2 ex-libris Piergiorgio Borio.  cc. (con ritratto del fondatore della società), 386 pp., ,  b.,  (titolo II parte), 43,  b., 31 tavole numerate a piena pagina in fine. Prima rara edizione. Nel 1678 il Consiglio della Royal Society ordinò all'autore di fare un catalogo sulle rarità appartenenti alla Società, di cui allora era segretario. Il museo conteneva reperti animali, vegetali, minerali ed esemplari fossili. La seconda parte del libro comprende una serie di lezioni di anatomia comparata. Si tratta di uno dei migliori studi comparativi del XVII secolo. Ottimo esemplare. 0. Nº de ref. de la librería 1074
Descripción London: Printed by W. Rawlins for the Author, 1681. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio, ,386,;,43pp. Plus engraved frontis portrait of Daniel Wolweal, founder of the Royal Society Museum and 31 engraved plates (one folding). Period style 1/2 calf with marbled boards, black morocco label. With the signature of T Willughby on the title page, this being Thomas Willoughby, the youngest son of Francis Willughby. Thomas was elected to the Royal Society in 1693. In addition there are interesting contemporary notes at the back of the book with the heading "Things I meet with in Dr. Hookes extracts out of the Journals of the R.S. not taken notice of by Dr. Grew in the preceding book." Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712) was elected to the Royal Society in 1671 following the reading of his essay on the similar structures on plants and animals. He served as Secretary of the Royal Society for a year and resigned in 1679 because of the demands of his medical practice. Before leaving he drew up this catalogue of specimens in the Society's museum and appended the work on comparative anatomy of stomach and guts. Grew introduced the term in 1665, and this is the first zoological book to use the term "comparative anatomy" on the title page. Garrison and Morton 297; Cole pp.245-54; Osler 2840; Cushing G402; Wing G1952. Nº de ref. de la librería 632