Dissertation on the respiratory system of birds, with 6 hand-coloured plates

Lehmann Fuld. De Organis, quibus aves spiritum ducunt. Dissertatio inauguralis zootomica-medica. Würzburg, Nitribits, 1816. 4to (26 x 20,8 cm). [8], 31, [1 blank] pp. With 6 full-page hand-coloured engraved plates by Walwert after Hesselbach. Stab-stitched self wrappers, spine strengthened with marbled paper. Text leaves with some spotting, otherwise in very good condition.


Extremely rare inaugural dissertation on the respiratory system of birds, strikingly illustrated with 6 hand-coloured plates.


Sappey, in his Recherches sur l'appareil respiratoire des oiseaux, praises Fuld's keen observational powers: "la partie anatomique de son travail, qui exigeait seulement un talent d'observation, est vraiment remarquable". And, despite some shortcomings, Fuld "expose avec lucidité la direction du tronc générateur des conduits aérifères, la forme, le trajet, l'aspects, aréolaire, et les anastomoses des canalicules pulmonaires".


Fuld was a Jewish physician who practised in Frankfurt am Main, where he died in 1734. This seems to be the only work he published.


Engelmann, Bibliotheca historico-naturalis, p. 214; KVK lists a handful of copies only; cf. Der Israelitische Volkslehrer, Vol. 6, p. 118; Sappey, Recherches sur l'appareil respiratoire des oiseaux (1847), pp. 75-76.

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