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Grew (Nehemiah) The Anatomy of Plants, first collected edition, initial licence leaf (detached), 83 engraved plates, some double-page, one misbound, some light water-staining and soiling, contemporary calf, worn, covers detached, [Wing G1945; Henrey 162; Hunt 362; Nissen BBI 758], folio, Printed by W. Rawlins, for the Author, 1682.

⁂ Grew and his contemporary Malpighi in Italy were the founders of the science of plant anatomy. Grew was the first to observe the sexual nature of plants and ascribe the male functions to the stamens.

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Grew (Nehemiah) The Anatomy of Plants, first collected

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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