Title: Dei moti Dell'iride
Publisher: Lucca: Jacopo Giusti, 1765
Publication Date: 1765
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Contemp. Italian boards. Uncut. xii, 106 pp. A couple of gatherings with uniform browning; otherwise, a fine, crisp copy. G-M 1485. "An important book in the history of physiological optics in which Fontana (1730-1805) described the lymphatic vessels in the crystalline lens, confirmed Haller and Caldani in associating the pupillary reflex with the reactions of the retina to light, and noted the effect of cerebral excitement upon the dilation of the pupil. The channels in the ciliary body of the eye are named after Fontana." (Becker Ophthal. Coll. Cat. 140). Gorin, p.60. N.L.M. (18th C.), p.150. Wellcome III.37. Reynolds 2-619. H.F. Norman Lib. Cat. 813. Not in Brit. Opt. Assoc. Cat. and the other usual medical collections. Bookseller Inventory # 000406
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