1781. Item #89542
FONTANA, Felix. TRAITE SUR LE VENIN DE LA VIPERE SUR LES POISONS AMERICAINS SUR LE LAURIER-CERISE ET SUR QUELQUES AUTRES POISONS VEGETAUX. ON Y A JOINT DES OBSERVATIONS SUR LA STRUCTURE PRIMITIVE DU CORPS ANIMAL. DIFFERENTES EXPERIENCES SUR LA REPRODUCTION DES NERFS ET LA DESCRIPTION D'UN NOUVEAU CANAL DE L'OEIL. Florence: Nyon l'Aine, 1781. Two Volumes. 4to. 327pp.,373pp. + 10 folding engraved b/w plates. Quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards. Stamped in gilt to spine and red leather spine label. Ex-library with faded paper label to spine stamp to front pastedowns. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Hinges are weak. Spines are chipped with some loss to heel and crown. Fontana (1730-1805) was a Italian physicist who is credited with launching modern toxicology and study of the human eye. (Garrison-Morton 2103). (Sabin 24988).