1671 Francesco Redi Science Experiments on Insects Vipers Snakes Natural History Francesco Redi was a 17th-century Italian physician who recorded his most famous biology experiments in Experiments on the Generation of Insects . This work, first published in 1668, disproved the vipers could consume wine, break glass, and that their venom was poisonous if ingested. His observations on snakes helped establish many of the accepted understandings of snakes, particularly venomous snakes. Redi played an important role in refuting spontaneous generation the theory that maggots arose from rotted meat. He was also the very first biologist to describe ectoparasites, ticks, parasite flies, and interesting experiments of chemotherapy. He discusses his observations on hippopotamuses and the capybara. Item number: #7761 Price: $950 REDI, Francesco Francisci Redi, patritii aretini, Experimenta circa generationem insectorvm: ad nobilissimum virum Carolvm Dati. Amstelodami: Sumptibus Andreae Frisii, 1671. Details: Collation: Complete with all pages , 230 (i.e. 330),  Signatures: * A-O¹² 41 engraved plates Language: Latin Binding: Vellum; tight & secure Size: ~5.5in X 3.25in (14cm x 8cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 7761 Photos available upon request.