Dissertatio de Plantarum Vegetatione. Habita In collegio Greshammensi, per --, Equitem. Ad diem 23. Januarij 1660. In Conventu Societatis, Philosophiam experimentis promovendi gratia. Ex Angelicâ in lingvã[m] Latinã[m] versa. Kenelm Digby.
Dissertatio de Plantarum Vegetatione. Habita In collegio Greshammensi, per --, Equitem. Ad diem 23. Januarij 1660. In Conventu Societatis, Philosophiam experimentis promovendi gratia. Ex Angelicâ in lingvã[m] Latinã[m] versa.

Dissertatio de Plantarum Vegetatione. Habita In collegio Greshammensi, per --, Equitem. Ad diem 23. Januarij 1660. In Conventu Societatis, Philosophiam experimentis promovendi gratia. Ex Angelicâ in lingvã[m] Latinã[m] versa.

Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Jodocum Pluymert, 1663. First Latin edition, translated from English by Olfert Dapper. In marbled paper. (6), 78 p. In fine condition.

Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) was an English naval commander, diplomat and natural philosopher. Member of the Gresham College, founding member of the Royal Society, considered as the father of wine bottle.

With this work (that was originally published in English under the title “A Discourse Concerning the Vegetation of Plants”, 1661) Digby became the first to note the importance of “vital air”, or oxygen, to the sustenance of plants, the first English investigator of this matter, and the first in Europa to publish his results.

[Rubin, D.; Huston, K. G.: Sir Kenelm Digby, F.R.S., 1605–1665. A Bibliography Based on the Collection of K. Garth Huston. San Francisco, 1991.]

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