Lot 6531
Interiors, Decorative Art, Books & Prints Auction | 11 September 2020
[MEDICINE] – [ANATOMY] – FABRICIUS AB AQUAPENDENTE, H. Opera Omnia Anatomica Et Physiologica, [..]. [Introduction by B.S. Albinus]. Editio Novissima.

Lugduni Batavorum [=Leiden], Apud Johannem van Kerckhem, 1738, [48],452,[22 index] pp. With engraved title-vignette, engraved portrait (of Hieronymus Fabricius), 61 engraved plates (of which 12 folding) dep. num. ills. & several woodcut text-ills. Small folio (ca. 32 x 20 cm.), late 19th-/ early 20th-cent. half-chagrin, ribbed spine with mor. letterpiece, marbled edges.

¶ Hirsch II, pp. 323-325. Cf. BMN I, p. 76, Bibliotheca Walleriana 2891 & Wellcome III, p. 4 (listing other editions). Rare re-edition (only 3 copies in NCC) printed in 1737 in Leiden by Isaac van der Mijn (mentioned on the final text-leaf) of the collected Latin medical works by the Italian surgeon & anatomist Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente (=Girolamo Fabrizio, 1533-1619) with introduction by the German-born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770). Ex bibliotheca Wybrandus Hendriksz (1814-1873, Dutch physician) with his collector’s mark in lower blank margin of the title-leaf. “Hieronymus Fabricius [..] was a pioneering anatomist and surgeon known in medical science as “The Father of Embryology” [..]. In 1594 he revolutionized the teaching of anatomy when he designed the first permanent theater for public anatomical dissections [..]” (cited from Wikipedia). – A few minor imperfections (binding partly rubbed/ worn along extremities, a few text-leaves sl. marg. waterstained, occ. sl. foxed/ browned), but nevertheless in good condition.

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