Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements des globules végétaux suspendus dans un menstrue.

[Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

4to, pp. 17; a single wormhole throughout; manuscript presentation note ‘al ... Prof. [?] Amici ... dell’autore’ on blank original wrappers, uncut and opened.

£675

Approximately:
US $818€780

Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements des globules végétaux suspendus dans un menstrue.

Checkout now

An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino on Brownian Movement and a contribution to the ‘heated controversy with the best known botanists of the world [started by the] discovery that made [Amici] famous ... that of the fertilization of phanerogams, particularly the travel of the pollen tube through the pistil of the flower (1821)’ (DSB). Botto quotes scientists from Buffon and Needham to Brown and Herschel. He was professor of physics at the University of Turin and a member of the Reale Academia. He published several works on physical and chemical problems.

Only one location in NUC, John Crerar Library; not in OCLC.

You may also be interested in...

fission MEITNER, Lise and Otto R. FRISCH.

On the Products of the Fission of Uranium and Thorium under Neutron Bombardment.

first edition of this highly important paper, published in det kgl. danske videnskabernes selskab. mathematisk-fysiske meddelelser, vol. 17, no. 5.

Read more

[FARSARI, Adolfo, Studio of.]

Japanese flower seller.

A striking image of a Japanese flower vendor, with delicate contemporary hand colouring, most notably to the flowers. After time spent in America, where he fought in the Civil War, Adolfo Farsari (1841 - 1898) moved to Japan in 1873, establishing himself in Yokohama. In 1885 he opened his own photographic studio, subsequently touring Japan to create a portfolio of over 1000 images. The quality of his work and innovative approach to hand colouring brought him commercial success. His firm was the last important Western photography studio in Japan.

Read more