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BALFOUR, FRANCIS M. - A Treatise on Comparative Embryology.

London, Macmillan 1880-81. Two volumes octavo publisher's cloth; xii,492,xxii & xii,654,xxiipp, numerous illustrations. Some foxing at the ends and of the edges but a rather good set. ¶ First edition of this quite important book, variously called the foundation of modern embryology, or evolutionary embryology, the first successful complete comparative embryology, remarkable for the original research it contains, and so on. Unfortunately all this did not do much for the still young Balfour: having made his reputation with this work, and having Cambridge create a new chair especially for him, he promptly contracted typhoid, went off to Switzerland to recuperate and died on Mont Blanc.
AUD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 321.25 US$ 378.57 | £UK 286.5 | JP¥ 42418] Book number 7772

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