([London]: Nonesuch Press, ). 208 x 125 mm. (8 1/4 x 5"). xvi, 202 pp.,  leaf (limitation).Edited by Geoffrey Keynes. No. 397 of 1,450 copies.
Original niger morocco, covers with double gilt fillet border, spine with raised bands and gilt titling, top edge gilt on the rough, all edges untrimmed and UNOPENED. Device on title, one folding plate. Dreyfus 51. Spine slightly sunned, covers with a few minor scratches, moderate offsetting from the folding plate, other similarly insignificant defects, but quite an appealing copy, and internally without signs of use because unopened.
Issued to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of "De motu cordis," this attractive volume contains Harvey's pioneering writings on the circulation of blood, taken from the first English translation of 1653. First published in Latin in 1628, this ground-breaking work announced Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood, changing in basic ways our understanding of how the body works and establishing its author as one of the greatest physicians in the history of medicine. The present work also contains Harvey's defense of his findings in "De circulatione sanguinis," first published in 1649. It includes a folding plate very similar to that in "De motu," showing various veins in the forearm, engraved after a drawing by Stephen Gooden. (ST15053c)
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