Experiments on the Generation of Insects, 1668, Francesco Redi
The book is one of the first steps in refuting “spontaneous generation” - a theory also known as Aristotelian abiogenesis. At the time, prevailing wisdom was that maggots arose spontaneously from rotting meat.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915
Le règne animal distribué d’après son organisation. v.6-7. pt.2. Atlas
Paris :Fortin, Masson et cie,[1836-49]