Observations sur la structure des yeux de divers insectes, et sur la trompe des Papillons, contenues en deux lettres au R.P. Lamy, Religieux Benedictin, & dans un Memoire quiexplique les figures de quelques objets qu'on découvre par le secours du Microscope.

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Lion, L. Plaignard, 1706. 8vo (165 x 105mm). pp. (8), 157, (3), with 3 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf (hinges split but firm)

First edition and a pioneering work of French microscopy. The first 98 pages concern 2 letters by Louis de Puget to the Benedictine scientist François Lamy, followed by a detailed explanation of the plates (pp. 99-157). A very interesting work on the compound eyes of insets.

Horn-Schenkling 12718.