1735 - 2048 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY etc.
- Two index lvs. lack lower corner; sm. tear along lower inner margin title. Frontcover and backstrip chafed.
- Occas. waterstained; annotated copy (contemp. hand); bookblock shaken (first quire loosening).
= Cf. Bibl. Walleriana 370 (ed. 1719); Wellcome Library II, p.36; cf. Garrison/ Morton 2194 ("A classical work of prognosis"); cf. Osler 1801.
- Engr. armorial bookplate on verso first free endpaper; occas. sl. yellowed. Top of spine chipped; corners showing.
= Provenance: from the collection of G.A. Lindeboom w. his bookplate on upper pastedown. This ed. not in Wellcome. Lindeboom 533; Hertzberger 238; Garrison/ Morton 2194 (other edition): "A classical work on prognosis".
- Without vol. 4, part 2; several plates damp-/ waterst.; frayed and sl. dam.; occas. yellowed/ sl. browned. Bindings worn; covers loose and plasticized (2 vols.).
= BMN I, p.91; Waller 486. The 3rd vol. was never published. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Owner's entries on htitles and titles; browned and partly waterstained; 1p. torn in half.
- Foxed and browned; bookplate on upper pastedown. Two vols. top of spine chipped and joints splitting; boardedges worn.
= Cf. Bibl. Walleriana 1278 (ed. Geneva, 1679).
- Waterstained; sl. fingersoiled; library stamps and cancellation stamps on prelim. lvs. Binding restored w. cl.; corners showing; paper over boards partly worn off.
= The biggest atlas of pathology, published in 40 parts, with each part separately paginated over a period of 13 years. Wellcome II, p.412; Norman 538. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
- Both vols. occas. (sl.) foxed/ browned, affecting a few plates but mostly in margins; title-p. of part 1 creased. Bindings sl. chafed/ worn; corners showing; dam. at spine-ends; vol. 1 joints splitting. Despite the defects a very good set.
= Impressive and detailed anatomical plates, incl. 4 large fold. plates of the entire human body. Heirs of Hippocrates 881: "Haller considered the present work and Opera minora emendata to be his two best works. (...) Although nearly ten different engravers prepared plates for the book, the plates are all of high quality and are clear, artistic, and exact renditions of their subject. The plates depict nearly all the arteries of the human body as well as the various organs. There are special plates of the heart, omentum, base of the skull, diaphragm, uterus, and spinal cord." Choulant-Frank, p.290: "This work will always remain the main source of information for accurate anatomic studies, especially of the arteries and the viscera." Garrison-Morton 397; Osler 1153; Waller 4011; Wellcome III, p.198; Roberts & Tomlinson p.347ff. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
- Foxed/ partly sl. yellowed; library and cancellation stamp on prelim. lvs. and title. Corners showing; backstrip dam.; frontcover partly detached.
= The rare second edition of Leveling's German translation, limited to 1500 copies, in which the original woodblocks from Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543) were used. The blocks were destroyed in the bombing of Munich during World War II. Bibl. Walleriana 5752; Wellcome III, p.508. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Some sl. foxing. Corners showing; backstrip w. some dam. spots. Otherwise a fine copy.
= The rare third edition of this teratology classic and first edition edited by Gerhard Blaes (1626-1682). Krivatsky 6959; Bibl. Walleriana 5779; Wellcome III, p.514; Nissen, ZBI 2502; cf. Caillet 6669 and Rosenthal 4375 (ed. 1668). "One of the earliest classifications of deformities, Liceti's work was still under review in works on malformation in the 19th century. Includes both real and imagery cases" (G./M.). "In diesem Sammelwerk der Mißbildungen, welches zu den bekanntesten und berühmtesten seiner Art gehört, und in dem sich auf sauberen, zum Teil ungewöhnlich schönen Kupferstiche die meisten der uns aus früheren Zeiten bekannten Mißbildungen finden, sind auch die Meisten der Abbildungen vorhanden, welche wir z.B. aus Aldrovandus, Paré u.v.a. nachweisen können" (Goldschmid, Entwicklung u. Bibliogr. der pathol.-anatom. Abbildung p.42). Rare. From the collection of G.A. Lindeboom w. his bookplate on upper pastedown. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVIII.
- Foxed copy (esp. in vol.1), partly also affecting the plates; vol.1 one plate w. large (closed) tear (with browning from older tape); vol. 2: plate CXVI lacks fold. part; one plate frayed/ chipped and browned on fold. section; one plate cut trifle short in lower margin. Vol.1 lacks backstrip (remains partly loosely inserted) and frontcover; vol. 2 lacks lower half of backstrip; both vols. corners rubbed and paper over covers worn.
= Choulant p.151f; Wellcome III, p.535. Loder's aim was the compilation in one work of all the best representations then known in the different branches of anatomy, supplemented by representations of original preparations. In 32 plates the vascular system is represented in pink colouring.
- Bookblock loose and broken; sl. foxed. Joints and spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= Rare and complete. Very detailed anatomical plates. Cf. Hirsch-H. IV, p.161f.
- Leather over spine sl. dried; spine-ends sl. worn.
= Wellcome IV, 178; DSB vol.9, p.510: "The Adversaria anatomica prima is a series of researches on fine anatomy conducted according to the tradition established by Malpighi, although Morgagni showed greater caution in the use of the microscope and in making anatomical preparations. Despite the modesty of its title - "Notes on Anatomy" - Morgagni's book actually records a whole succession of discoveries regarding minute organic mechanisms, including the glands of the trachea, of the male urethra, and of the female genitals (...). " SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
- Without letterpress (h)title, preface and index pages. Both vols. occas. sl. foxed/ fingersoiled; vol. 1 upper hinge broken; 1 textleaf loose; final lvs. sl. waterst.; vol. 2 first quires loose; (sl.) waterst. throughout (only affecting margins of final plates). Poor bindings: worn; vol. 1 joints splitting; vol. 2 lacks backstrip; covers loose.
= Rare copy with 145 neatly HANDCOLOURED plates (most handcol. copies that we traced had 96 plates). Bibl. Med. Neerl. 86; not in Choulant, Frank, Waller. On the translator, cf. Hirsch II, p.476.
- Lacks two plates (from the 1st and 3rd part); sl. browned/ yellowed; library stamp on title; hinges broken but holding well on cords. Paper ticket at foot of spine; binding chafed.
= Provenance: from the collection of G.A. Lindeboom w. his bookplate on upper pastedown. In total 10 parts were published with 42 plates by C. Huijberts, which include three large fold. plates which are striking anatomical still-lifes. BMN II, p.98; Wellcome IV, p.599; Hagelin p.96ff; DSB 12, p.41. "Ruysch' "cabinet" or museum was described as a perfect necropolis, all the inhebitants of which were asleep and ready to speak as soon as they were reawakened", and attracted many visitors. (...) His capacity for keen observation and his fabulous skill in injection made him the founder of eighteenth century anatomy. The illustrations are of a very high artistic merit and could almost be regarded as being precursors of surrealist art (...)" (Hagelin). "He gave private courses in anatomy to foreign students and devoted himself throughout his life to making anatomical preparations. (...) Ruysch drew on his art not only for strict medical science but also for flights of fancy. He often made up preparations in a rather romantic, dramatic way. He prepared the corpse of a child as if it were alive so that Peter the Great was inclined to kiss it. (...) Ruysch displayed these preparations in several small rented houses in Amsterdam and this "cabinet" became a major attraction for foreign visitors. (...) In 1715 he announced the sale of his collection. But no buyers presented themselves before 1717, when Peter the Great bought it for 30.000 guilders. It was carefully packed and transported by boat to Russia. The tale that the collection was destroyed by sailers drinking the embalming fluid seems not to be true, or at least only partly so." (DSB).
- Lacks 1 double-p. plate (m3 or "Venarum et item arteriarum omnium integra absoluta que delineatio" but second unpaginated m3 present) and 1 full-p. ill. (leaf Q5, supplied in facsimilé); sm. tear in upper margin fold. plate; p.215-216 w. sm. dam. spot in text and just touching the sm. woodcut ill.; somewhat damp- and waterstained; occas. inner margins strengthened w. paper strip; upper hinge restored w. thin japanese; blank margins of woodcut title and portrait strengthened w. Japanese; library stamp on title (and later ms "21492" in lower blank margin) and recto portrait. Lacks ties.
= The editio princeps of the anotomical masterpiece by A. van Wesel or A. Vesalius. Adams V603; Durling 4577; Horblit 98; Cushing VI.A-1; Choulant p.45f; PMM 71: "The Fabrica, a handsomely printed folio, is remarkable for its series of magnificent plates, which set new technical standards of anatomical illustration, and indeed of book illustration in general. (...) Vesalius's was the most splendid and the most comprehensive of a large number of anatomical treatises of the sixteenth century. (...) No other work of the sixteenth century equals it, though many share its spirit of anatomical enquiry. It was translated, reissued, copies and plagiarized over and over again and its illustrations were used or copied in other medical works until the end of the eighteenth century". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVIII.
= Facs. reprint of the ed. Basel, 1543.
Tulp, N. Geneesinsighten/ Geneesinzichten. Ed. C.G.L. Apeldoorn and T. Beijer. Amst., Six Art, 1991, 3 vols., orig. gilt unif. rexine/ wr., kept in orig. board slipcase, 4to.
- Library stamps scattered throughout; frontisp. lacks outer portion; foxed/ yellowed/ browned/ waterstained throughout; 2nd vol. first few lvs. w. wormhole; plates occas. sl. mouldy; 3 plates w. large (repaired) tears (scotch tape shining through). Both vols. lack 2nd letterpiece; 2nd vol. chipped at foot of spine; binding worn along extremities.
= Very rare complete copy. Bibliotheca Walleriana 9917; Cushing VI.D-8; Hirsch-H. VI, p.97; Osler 579; Choulant p.183; BMN I, p.63; Lindeboom p.185; Norman Library 2143: "The only collected edition of Vesalius' works, issued by Boerhaave (...) and Albinus (...), with copperplate reproductions of the Vesalian woodblocks by Jan Wandelaar (...). The editors added explanations of Vesalius's sixteenth-century anatomical nomenclature for their eighteenth-century readers, and prefaced the first volume with a biography of Vesalius, which Lindeboom has tentatively attributed to Boerhaave (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVIII.
- Bookplate of G. Jefferson on upper pastedown. = Historical Library/ Yale medical library no.6.
AND 8 others on A. Vesalius, i.a. The Four Hundredth Anniversary Celebration of the De Humani Corporis Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius (ibid., 1943, orig. hcl., 4to).
- Old owner's entries on title-p. blotted out w. ink; fingersoiled; bookblock split(ting); a few lvs./ quires loose. Binding worn and dam.
= Cf. Millard 14 and 15 (other editions).