(Oeuvres de M. L'Abbé Spallanzani (halftitles)). 3 vols. (all). Opuscules de Physique, Animale et Végétale (vols I-II). Expériences pour Servir a L'Histoire de la Génération des Animaux et des Plantes (vol. III). Traduit par Jean Senebier. On y a joint plusieurs Letteres relatives à ces Opuscules, écrites a Spallanzani par Charles Bonnet & par d'autres Naturalistes celebres.

Pavai & Paris, Pierre J. Duplain, 1787.

3 cont. full mottled calf. Richly gilt backs, raised bands. Light wear to top of spines. 88),CXIV,352,(4),413,(4),730,(2) pp. and 9 folded engraved plates.

First collected edition in French, comprising Spallanzani's most important works. He was one of the first to dispute the doctrine of spontaneous generation, making importent experiments in support of his views. He likewise was the first to advance the doctrine of the regeneration of the spinal cord, and showed the reflex actions. Some of his conclusions were similar to those expressed by Pasteur, nearly a century later.

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