Early investigation into the peculiar turtle skeleton

Lachmund, F.

Testudo ex suo scuto, ut vulgus putat, exire non potest [AND] Vespertilionem habere caudam, sceleton ejus domonstrat. [Contained in:] Miscellanea curiosa medico-physica Academiae naturae curiosum sive ephemeridum medico-physicarum germanicarum annus quartus et quintus.

Published 1676
Item ID 60942

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Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig, Johann Fritzsch, 1676. Small 4to (20.0 x 16.5 cm). vi, 315, [xvi], [vi], 334, [ii], [ii], 76, 15 pp.; several engraved plates. Contemporary full leather. Spine with four raised bands.

Two papers by the German zoologist Friedrich Lachmund (1635-1676), both illustrated, on the skeletons of a turtle, and of a bat [pp. 240-242]. A very early examples of such osteological/anatomical studies. The papers by Lachmund are complete, the whole volume lacks a few plates on unrelated topics. Paper in a few sections toned and with a rather vague, marginal dampstain, otherwise in a good condition. Lachmund not mentioned by Adler (yet). Not in Cat. BM(NH).

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