20 folding engraved plates. xxxii, 390 pp.; xxviii, 256 pp. Two vols. 8vo, original decorated wrappers (spines frayed), uncut. Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1779-1780. First combined edition in French, containing translations of Hales's Vegetable Staticks and Animal Staticks. This edition was edited by Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810). The first volume, on plant physiology, was translated by Buffon; the second, concerning hemodynamics, was translated by the physician and botanist François Boissier de Sauvages de la Croix. Hales was the first person to measure blood pressure in a living animal, a horse. Very good uncut set, preserved in a box. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5312)
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