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VESALIUS, Andreas

Published by Robert Winter, Basle (1539)

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Item Description: Robert Winter, Basle, 1539. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to [17.8 x 12.8 cm]. 66 pp., (1) f., with a full-page anatomical woodcut, woodcut printer¿s device and initial. Bound in 19th-century brown sheep, raised bands, spine in six compartments, gold-tooled spine and boards, gold-tooled board edges, all edges gilt, housed in a purpose-built case. Only very minor rubbing to binding. Occasional minor spotting, very minor edge wear to a few leaves, contemporary inscription on final page. Very rare first edition ¿ illustrated with a full-page anatomical woodcut ¿ of Andreas Vesalius¿ (1514-64) groundbreaking ¿Venesection Letter¿ (1539), his first fully independent anatomical treatise and a key manifesto signaling the anatomist¿s ¿movement away from traditional and authoritarian anatomy in the direction of independent investigation and judgment¿ (O¿Malley, p. 96). In discussing details of the human vascular system, specifically the thoracic azygos vein, Vesalius demonstrates first-hand anatomical knowledge gained from his dissection practice, adding an observational rigor to the (largely textual) debate then raging over the relative merits of the Arabic and classical traditions of therapeutic bloodletting. ¿In this letter we perceive the first steps in the slow and gradual loosening of traditional bonds whence eventually emerged the principle that the validity of a hypothesis rests solely upon facts established by observation¿ (Norman). The letter ¿was written for Nicolas Flourens, physician to Charles V, who had queried Vesalius regarding the notes on the azygos vein in Tabulae anatomicae sex [1538]; Flourens wished to know what relation the vein had to the question of bloodletting in cases of pleurisy and pneumonia. Vesalius¿ letter advocated the new ¿classical¿ method of letting blood near the site of the affliction, a method arousing great controversy among the medical community as it was directly opposed to the traditional ¿revulsive¿ bleeding taught by the Arabic authorities. Although the classical method was derived from a more accurate reading of Hippocrates and Galen . the importance of Vesalius¿ defense of it lies in the authority he gave to his own knowledge of the structure of the venous system an important step in his movement away from traditional anatomical concepts¿ (Norman). By turning the venesection debate away from both the received ideas of medieval/Arabic medicine and abstruse matters of humanist textual criticism concerning the Hippocratic/Galenic corpus, Vesalius forced subsequent commentators to reckon with his practical methodology. ¿The effect was startling. Thereafter every future participant in the controversy was compelled to appeal to the body, which, in turn, led to the discovery of the venous valves and thereupon provided William Harvey with the key to unlock the secret of the circulation¿ (Saunders & O¿Malley, Illustrations, p. 18). This copy is complete with its final leaf, which is often missing (the Cushing and Waller copies both lack it). Auction records (ABPC and RBH) list only the Norman copy since 1929. OCLC locates U.S. copies at Cornell, New York Academy of Medicine, UCLA, National Library of Medicine, Duke, and Texas. *Cushing IV-1; NLM/Durling 4586; O¿Malley, pp. 94-96; Osler 583; Waller 9898; Wellcome 6569; Norman 2136. O¿Malley, Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, 1514-1564, 1964; Saunders & O¿Malley, Andreas Vesalius Bruxellensis: The Bloodletting Letter of 1539: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Evolution of Vesalius¿s Scientific Development; Saunders & O¿Malley, The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels. Bookseller Inventory # 5565

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VESALIUS, Andreas (1514-1564).

Published by Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. (1543)

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Item Description: Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543., 1543. VESALIUS, Andreas (1514-1564). De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. Folio (14 4/8 x 9 4/8 inches). Collation: *6 (*5 supplied in facsimile); A-Z6 a-l6 m2 (m3 and double-page, also signed m3, in facsimile) m4-m6 (+1) n-o6 p4 (double-page, signed p4, in facsimile) q-z6 Aa-Ii6 Kk-Ll6 Mm8. 355 leaves (and two double-pages in facsimile). Roman and italic types, occasional use of Greek and Hebrew types, printed shoulder notes. Woodcut pictorial title-page showing Vesalius reaching into the abdomen on a female cadaver and looking out at the reader (trimmed to within the neat line at the top, laid down, with minor losses to the fore-edge just affecting the image, and two closed tears extending into the image about 3 inches each), full-page portrait of Vesalius, probably after Jan Stephan Calkar (died 1568)(tipped-in), and printer's device at end; more than 200 woodcut illustrations, including 3 full-page skeletons, 14 full-page muscle-men, 5 large diagrams of veins and nerves (2 double-pages, one of veins and one of nerves supplied in facsimile), 10 mid-sized views of the abdomen, 2 mid-sized views of the thorax, 13 mid-sized views of the skull and brain, and numerous smaller views of bones, organs and anatomical parts, 7 large, 186 mid-sized, and 22 small woodcut historiated initials all after Vesalius and an unknown artist from the studio of Titian, possibly Flemish artist Jan van Calcar (one full-page with 8 images supplied in facsimile) (several marginal repairs to wormholes and other minor losses very occasionally just touching the image or text, particularly to the fore-margins of Q5 to T3, also small repairs to several corners). Modern full vellum, black morocco lettering-pieces on the spine; preserved in a cloth clamshell box. Provenance: Ink library stamps removed from the verso of the portrait and at least one margin; one or two early marginal annotations and underscoring; early 19th-century French auction catalogue entry for this example on the front paste-down showing that this example was already without the two folding plates, and *5; from the library of Alfred Duff Cooper, first Viscount Norwich (1890–1954), diplomatist and politician, with his bookplate by Leo Wyatt (died 1981) on front paste-down showing a human skeleton charting a course to Africa, using his copy of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem as a workbench. FIRST EDITION OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE ACCURATE STUDY OF HUMAN ANATOMY, a work of exacting and ground-breaking scientific method and illustration, but also a book of extraordinary and surprising beauty, giving what might have been a textbook rendering of skeletal structure, abdominal viscera and thoracic organs, the venous and nervous systems, and musculature, an artistic perspective and setting. Even the book's structure is revolutionary: each of the seven books that make up the De humani corporis fabrica libri septem explains and illustrates a single anatomical system, starting with the skeleton and then progressing logically from the inside out. Using as his starting point the studies of prominent ancient Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher Aelius Galenus (or Claudius Galenus), better known as Galen of Pergamon (AD 129 – c.?200 - 216), Vesalius, rather controversially, based his theories on a painstaking personal dissection and study of cadavers of the human body, rather than those of animals. He demonstrated his method publicly at popular lectures, like the one illustrated on the title-page, in Padua. The wood blocks for the illustrations, many of which feature scenes from the countryside surrounding Padua, were cut in Venice and transported across the Alps by mule to Basel, where the printer Oporinus received them with strict and copious instructions from Vesalius as to their placement in the apposite text. Vesalius was only 29 when he published his De humani corporis fabrica libri septem: "all major investigators of anatomy were compelled to recogni. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib1373

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Item Description: Forty engraved anatomical plates (one folding). Title & text ruled in red throughout. 4 p.l., 106 pp., one leaf with printer's woodcut device on verso (otherwise blank). Folio, early 18th-cent. vellum over boards (two very neat restorations in margins of the title & faint traces of two inscriptions erased, folding "Adam & Eve" plate backed & with two tears neatly repaired without loss, a few small marks and slight browning of the paper), leather lettering piece on spine. Paris: A. Wechel, 1569. First edition in French of Vesalius's Fabrica, illustrated with the first anatomical copper engravings. This is a fine copy of this beautiful edition and is particularly rare when complete with the final leaf (lacking in the NLM, Cushing, and Waller copies). The translation was made by Jacques Grevin (?1538-70), a poet and one of the most distinguished medical humanists of France. He has added a chapter of his own, "Brefe Declaration des Parties du Corps Humain." In 1560, because of religious reasons, he was forced to leave France for England where he was befriended by Queen Elizabeth. Here he probably met Thomas Geminus, who had published a plagiarized edition of Vesalius in 1545 illustrated with his own copper engravings, the first time that the medium had been used in an anatomical book (this is a famously rare book). It was probably Grevin who enabled the Parisian printer Christian Wechel to acquire Geminus's copperplates, as Wechel published an edition of Geminus's Compendiosa in 1564, using Geminus's original engravings. Five years later Grevin published the present translation of the Vesalian text, illustrated with the same engravings. Vesalius complained about Geminus's plagiarism and regarded his engravings as inept, but "in fact Gemini's copies, though omitting the background to Vesalius's figures, are very competent technically. Perhaps the best tribute to this competence is the speed with which his copperplates were in turn themselves plagiarized by continental publishers."-ODNB. Not only were these plates made from the best anatomical illustrations that had ever been published, but Grevin gave prominence to the new technique in the title to this book; it was published not merely with illustrations, but because of them. A really nice copy. ? Cushing VI.C.-7-(omitting the last leaf from his collation). Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body. European Traditions of Anatomical Illustration, p. 140-Geminus's engravings are "remarkably fine copies of those of Vesalius. The background landscapes have been simplified into a few rocks and tufts of grass, and a few figures have been reversed; but these anatomical figures have been engraved with accuracy and clarity, the lettering particularly standing out well in this finer medium.". Bookseller Inventory # 3035

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Item Description: A Paris: chez André Wechel. 1569., 1569. Folio, pp. (viii), 106, (2), and 40 engraved anatomical plates (1 folding). Printer?s woodcut device on title, repeated on verso of last leaf (otherwise blank), woodcut headpieces and initials, ruled in red throughout. Two very neat restorations in margins of the title and faint traces of two inscriptions erased, folding Adam & Eve plate backed and with two tears neatly repaired without loss, a few small marks and slight browning of the paper. Early eighteenth century vellum over boards. Ownership inscription of Johannes Desprez, 1574, on title. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Vesalius?s Epitome, illustrated with the first anatomical copperplates. The translation was made by Jacques Grevin who was both a distinguished physician and an accomplished poet, adding a chapter of his own, Brefe Declaration des Parties du Corps Humain. In 1559?1560 he was forced to leave France for England for religious reasons where he was befriended by Queen Elizabeth. Here he probably met Thomas Geminus, who had published a plagiarised edition of Vesalius illustrated with his own copper engravings, the first time that the medium had been used in an anatomical book. It was probably Grevin who enabled the Parisian printer Christian Wechel to acquire Geminus?s copperplates, as Wechel published an edition of Geminus?s Compendiosa in 1564, illustrated with Geminus?s original engravings. Five years later Grevin published the present translation of the Vesalian text, illustrated with the same engravings. Vesalius complained about Geminus?s plagiarism and regarded his engravings as inept, but ?in fact Gemini?s copies, though omitting the background to Vesalius?s figures, are very competent technically. Perhaps the best tribute to this competence is the speed with which his copperplates were in turn themselves plagiarized by continental publishers? (ODNB). Not only were these plates made from the best anatomical illustrations that had ever been published, but Grevin gave prominence to the new technique in the title to this book; it was published not merely with illustrations, but because of them. See G&M 376 (first edition of the Epitome of 1543). Cushing, Bio-bibliography, VI.C.?7 (omitting the last leaf from his collation). Cockx-Idestege, Andreas Vesalius, a Belgian census, 56; Durling 2175; Cushing V94; Waller 9915 (all lacking the last leaf). Not in the Wellcome. A fine copy of this beautiful edition, and particularly rare when complete with the final leaf. Bookseller Inventory # 2656

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem: VESALIUS, Andreas

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Item Description: Printer's woodcut device on title, 20 full-page & about 130 smaller anatomical woodcuts in the text. 6 p.l., 510, [46] pp. Folio, early 18th-cent. mottled sheep, spine gilt. Venice: F. Franceschi & J. Criegher, 1568. Fourth edition (the third to be illustrated), posthumously published. It is well-printed on durable paper and set up with marginal notes exactly as in the Basel 1555 edition. The woodcuts are slightly reduced. "The new woodcuts for the illustrations, however, were so well executed that the engraver might almost have passed for the same person who in Venice at the behest of Vesalius had cut the original blocks for the larger work."-Cushing p. 92. A nice crisp copy in attractive condition of a book which has become scarce. Bookplates of Piergiorgio Borio, M.D. ? Cushing VI.A.-4. Bookseller Inventory # 4750

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VESALIUS, Andreas.

Published by Venetiis [Venice]: Apud Franciscum Franciscium Senensem, & Joannem Criegher Germanum, 1568. (1568)

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Item Description: Venetiis [Venice]: Apud Franciscum Franciscium Senensem, & Joannem Criegher Germanum, 1568., 1568. Folio, 6 leaves, pp. 510, (46). With 20 full-page and about 130 smaller anatomical woodcuts in the text. Printer?s woodcut device on title. Early 18th-century mottled sheep, spine gilt. Bookplates of Piergiorgio Borio, M.D. A nice crisp copy in attractive condition. Fourth edition (the third in folio with illustrations), and the first to be posthumously published. This edition is well printed on durable paper and set up with marginal notes exactly as in the Basel 1555 edition. In 1564 Vesalius stopped in Venice on his way to the Holy Land and submitted his last book, a reply to Falloppio, to the printer Francesco Senense for publication. Vesalius died later than year on the island of Zante. Four year later and in collaboration with a Pomeranian engraver, Joannes Criegher, Senense printed the present edition, the complete text of the 1555 Fabrica but in smaller folio format and with the woodcuts slightly reduced. ?The new woodcuts for the illustrations, however, were so well executed that the engraver might almost have passed for the same person who in Venice at the behest of Vesalius had cut the original blocks for the larger work? (Cushing). It must have been an expensive undertaking, but it shows that there was still a demand for the Latin text and the illustrations that could be met by a less costly edition than the ponderous 1555 edition. Cushing, Bio-bibliography, VI.A.-4. Bookseller Inventory # 2910

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VESALIUS, Andreas

Published by Venice Franciscus Francisci and Johann Criegher (1568)

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Item Description: Venice Franciscus Francisci and Johann Criegher, 1568. Fourth Edition and Third Folio Edition VESALIUS, Andreas. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. Venice: Franciscus Francisci and Johann Criegher, 1568. Fourth edition, third folio edition. Folio (12 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches; 325 x 220 mm). [12], 510, [45, table], [3, blank]. With twenty full-page engraved woodcut illustrations which are reduced from those of the blocks cut for the first edition (Basel 1543). "The copying was done from the Oporin edition of 1555 and includes eight additions made in 1555. The Basel woodcuts are attributed to Jan Stephan van Calcar, a pupil of Titian. Franceschi states in his dedication to Antonio Montecatini that Giovanni Chrieger cut these Venice copies" (Mortimer). And with numerous other woodcuts in the text. Full contemporary vellum, rebacked. Two corners renewed. Vellum is a bit soiled and rubbed. Some minor worming to pastedowns. Previous owner's book plate (Norwich) on front pastedown. Early signatures on title-page of Horation de Noccis of Castello Horca, and Dr. Bartolomeo Marzo. Early ink signature of Dr. John H. Brinton (gift inscription from Brinton Coxe dated July 9/1891), and stamp of John Brinton on title-page. Ward Brinton (dated 1908) on front free endpaper. Stamp of Oswald Weigel on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy. Chemised and housed ina quarter calf slipcase. "Fine American medical provenance: John Hill Brinton (1832-1907) was a prominent American surgeon from Philadelphia and friend of painter Thomas Eakins. He succeeded Dr. Samuel D. Gross (who was featured in Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic), in the chair of surgery at Jefferson College, and also served as the chairman of the Mütter Museum Committee of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He also founded the Philadelphia Pathological Society, and served as the first curator of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C." (Christie's NY 12/7/12) "Throughout this encyclopedic work on the structure and workings of the human body, Vesalius provided a fuller and more detailed description of human anatomy than any of his predecessors, correcting errors in the traditional anatomical teachings of Galen (which had been obtained from primate rather than human dissections), and arguing that knowledge of human anatomy was to be obtained only from human sources. Even more revolutionary than his criticism of Galen and other medieval authorities was Vesalius’s assertion that the dissection of cadavers must be performed by the physician himself.This ‘hands-on’ principle remained Vesalius’s most lasting contribution to the teaching of anatomy" (Norman Library). "Galen was not merely improved upon: he was superseded; and the history of anatomy is divided into two periods, pre-Vesalian and post-Vesalian" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Adams V606. Choulant/Frank, pp.182. Cushing, Vesalius, VI.A.-4. Osler 569. NLM/Durling 4580. Printing and the Mind of Man 71 (first edition). Waller 9902. HBS 66126. $18,500. Bookseller Inventory # 66126

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Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Joan. Anton. et Jacobus de Franciscus, Venice (1604)

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Item Description: Joan. Anton. et Jacobus de Franciscus, Venice, 1604. Vesalius, Andreas (1514-64). Anatomia: Addita nunc postremo etiam antiquorum anatome. Folio. [8, including engraved title by Francisco Valegio], 510, [46], [20]pp. Woodcut text illustrations by Joannes Criegher after the original Vesalian woodcuts. The last 20 pages consist of a separately titled appendix: Universa antiquorum anatome tam ossium, quam partium & externarum, & internarum ex Rufo Ephesio medico antiquissimo: Tribus tabellis explicate per Fabium Paulinum . . . Venice: apud Joan. Anton. et Iacobum de Franciscis, [1604]. 318 x 216 mm. Modern vellum. Margins of first and last signatures repaired, title a bit soiled, half-title (Cushing’s *1) bound after engraved title (Cushing’s *2), signature Xx bound after Yy. Upper margin of title inscribed "Inclita Nationis Polona Patavii Sumptibus," faint ownership inscription dated 1677 on verso title, partly effaced inscription ("Sumptibus nationis emptus") on dedication leaf. Very good./p> Fifth edition of the Fabrica. The typography of this edition closely follows that of the fourth edition, issued in 1568 by the Venetian printer Francesco Senense, father of Giovanni Antonio and Jacopo de Franceschi. This fifth edition also reprints the reduced-size woodblocks prepared by Joannes Criegher for the fourth edition. "The sons of Francesco Senense must have come into possession of Criegher’s carefully engraved wood-blocks and when in 1604 their father’s edition of 1568 presumably became sold out, they decided to issue another in precisely the same format . . . Fabricius of Acquapendente was by now professor of anatomy at Padua, and it was in all likelihood the student text he recommended. Additions to the book were a title-page handsomely engraved on copper and an additional series of anatomical tables with a new title-page and privilege giving the date of publication which was absent on the frontispiece" (Cushing, p. 93). Cushing, A Bio-bibliography of Andreas Vesalius, VI.A-5. Bookseller Inventory # 43649

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VESALIUS, ANDREAS; JAN STEPHAN VAN CALCAR; HEINRICH BOTTER.

Published by Excudebat Joannes Janssonius, Amstelodami (1617)

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Item Description: Excudebat Joannes Janssonius, Amstelodami, 1617. This is a rare copy of a compliation of Vesalius's Epitome with 40 copper engraved plates(on 39 sheets), three from another contemporary copy. Bookseller Inventory # 0000288

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Item Description: Hirsch VI, 97 - Osler 579 - Waller 9917 - Blake 473 - Choulant-F. 183.- Erste vollständige Gesamtausgabe der Vesal'schen Schriften, schön gedruckt u. großzügig ausgestattet.- Enthält u.a. "De corporis humani fabrica", "Epitome", "Chirurgica magna" und die Arbeiten zu G. Falloppio.- Mit den schönen Holzschnitten Vesals (u.a. aus der Ausgabe von 1555) in genau nachgestochenen Kupfern von J. Wandelaer.- "In this edition, the woodcuts of the principal work and of the ,epitome' are very beautifully copied and engraved on copper in the original size. The remaining wood engravings are copied entirely, with all the additions, from the edition of 1555" (Choulant-F.).- Die Kupfer zeigen Skelette, Muskeln, Nervensystem, Schädel u.a., die Textkupfer meist mit einzelnen Organen.- Das Frontispiz zeigt Vesal in einer anatomischen Vorlesung.- Titel verso gestempelt, tls. etw. fleckig vereinzelte Lagen papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, einige Tafeln wasserrandig, 5 Bll. geringfügig verbunden, Ebde. leicht berieben, insges. schönes, vollständiges und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.# First and only collected edition of the printed works by "the father of human anatomy". "The first volume is taken up by Vesalius' landmark work "De humani corporis fabrica, 1543", a work that marked the beginnings of the period of rationalism in medicine.Vesalius showed, that man's structure is of one and the same materials as the bodies of lower animals. In his book the human body is fully described. On the title-page there is a picture of Vesalius, dissecting and lecturing while surrounded by students and others." (Sparrow: Milestones 192).- Partly slightly stained, occasional quires browned, some plates waterstained, bindings slightly rubbed, overall nice, complete and decorative bound copy. Bookseller Inventory # B22778

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Opera Omnia Anatomica & Chirurgica.: VESALIUS, Andreas

VESALIUS, Andreas

Published by apud Joannem Du Vivie and Joan & Herm Verbeek, Leyden (1725)

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Item Description: apud Joannem Du Vivie and Joan & Herm Verbeek, Leyden, 1725. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Large Folio. Large folio (462 x 287 mm). 2 parts bound in 2 volumes. Vol. I: [42], [1] 2-572 pp., with half-title, additional engraved title, letterpress titles printed in red & black, engraved title vignettes and woodcut initials, fine portrait of Vesalius, 67 plates numbered 1-67 (plate 43 within text) and several engraved text illustrations by Jan Wandelaar. Vol. II: [8], 577-684 [2], 685-1156, [52] pp., 15 engraved plates numbered 68-76, 76a-76c, 77-79, by Wandelaar, additional plate 76a a doublicate. Contemporary full vellum, all boards with central blind-stamped arabesque, ink-lettered spines with 7 raised bands (soiling to boards, bumping of corners, vellum of first vol. repaired at spine and joints), upper front boards inscribed in ink. Light browning and occasional minor spotting to text leaves throughout (stronger browning to pp. 1005-20), plates less browned and virually unspotted, light dampstains to upper- and inner margin of plate 67, small chipped tear at fore-margin of plate 74, marginal light dampstaining and short closed tear to lower margin of plate 77, foxing to pages 935-38. An outstanding copy in contemporary binding, complete with the 82 plates as called for. ---- Norman 2143; Choulant-Frank, p.183; Cushing VI.-D.8; Waller 9917; Heirs of Hippocrates 287; Lindeboom 554. Hermann Boerhaave and Bernard Siegfried Albinus edited this work including an excellent biography of Vesalius and his work in the first volume. According to Heirs of Hippocrates, "this is the first collected edition of Vesalius' works. Although it is not complete, no expense was spared in producing the two-volume set, which contains superbly engraved copper plates by Jan Wandelaar. The editors, famous physicians in their own right, have done a magnificent job in clearly showing the astonishing achievements of Vesalius." "In this edition, the woodcuts of the principal work and of the 'Epitome' are very beautifully copied and engraved on copper in the original size . The remaining wood engravings are copied entirely, with all the additions, from the edition of 1555" (Choulant). Boerhaave, an extremely influential teacher of medicine in 18th-century Leiden, was also interested in the synthesis of older and newer theories of medicine. In an effort to reconcile recent medical discoveries with those of previous centuries, he prepared new editions of a number of classic medical texts. Among these were the works of Vesalius, on which he worked in collaboration with his younger colleague, the anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. This collected edition includes, in Volume I, De humani corporis fabrica, and in Volume II, the Epitome, the China-root Letter, Vesalius' response to the Anatomical Observations of Gabriele Falloppio, and the Chirurgia magna attributed to the great anatomist. The care with which Vesalius' illustrations were reproduced indicates that they were regarded as still having scientific value almost two centuries after their first publication. Since the survival of the woodblocks was unknown to Boerhaave, the present edition is illustrated with engraved plates copied from the printed woodcuts by Jan Wandelaar, who was also responsible for the illustrations of Albinus' own anatomical atlases (Norman). This is a large-paper copy based on the fact that untrimmed copies of size 430 x 275 mm exist. Because of the large size of our copy, all plates are unfolded. Visit our website for additional images and information. Bookseller Inventory # 002645

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VESALIUS, Andreas.

Published by Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Joannem du Vivie et Joan. & Herm. Verbeek, 1725. (1725)

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Item Description: Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Joannem du Vivie et Joan. & Herm. Verbeek, 1725., 1725. 2 volumes, folio, pp. (xlii), 572; (viii), 577?684, (2), 685?1156, (51), engraved title in volume 1, engraved portrait, and 82 engraved plates (12 folding) numbered 1?79 + 76a?c. Title-pages in red and black with an engraved vignette, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, woodcut ornaments and devices. Contemporary Dutch vellum, spines lettered in manuscript; binding a little shaken with stitching a little loose, lightly dust-soiled, small split at the foot of one joint; some text leaves browned in the second volume, but a very clean and fresh copy. Neat Van der Hoeven inscription and bookplate in volume 1. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Vesalius?s works. As with other collected works edited by Boerhaave and Albinus, this is a beautiful production, with copperplate reproductions of the Vesalian woodblocks by Jan Wandelaar, the illustrator of Albinus?s anatomical atlases (Boerhaave was unaware that the original blocks still existed). The editors added explanations to Vesalius?s sixteenth-century anatomical nomenclature for their eighteenth century readers, and prefaced the first volume with a biography of Vesalius. The first volume contains a reprint of the 1555 edition of the Fabrica; the second volume contains the Epitome, the China-root epistle, the spurious Chirurgia magna, Falloppio?s letter to Manna, Vesalius?s Examen of Falloppio, and Cuneus?s Examen. Curiously, the editors did not include the venesection letter. Cushing VI.D.-8: ?This elaborate edition of Vesalius was put out without regard for expense. The typography is excellent and the plates skilfully engraved.? Lindeboom, Bibliotheca Boerhaaviana, 554. Norman catalogue 2143. This was the only collected edition. Bookseller Inventory # 2781

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Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Bremer Press, New York & Munich (1934)

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Item Description: Bremer Press, New York & Munich, 1934. Finest Scientific Book by a Modern Private Press Vesalius, Andreas (1514-64). Icones anatomicae. Large folio. 189ff. (Supplementary leaf "To the Reader," issued in 1936, laid in loosely). Original half white pigskin over dark grey boards, morocco label on spine, gilt supra-libros, by Frieda Thiersch, plain dust-jacket (a little worn and chipped); preserved in original box (faded, slightly worn, one or two corners separated). 540 x 375 cm. New York & Munich: Printed by the Bremer Press for the New York Academy of Medicine and the University of Munich, 1934. Very fine copy. Reprints on the finest hand-made rag paper, and with the greatest possible care and craftsmanship, the 227 original woodblocks from the Fabrica found in the University of Munich together with the woodblock for the titlepage of the second edition of the Fabrica found in the University of Louvain. The missing woodblocks were reproduced photographically, along with all the illustrations from Vesalius’s other works. The original descriptive Latin text for the illustrations taken from the 1555 edition is interspersed in finely set letterpress on thinner paper. One of 615 numbered copies. 110 other copies without the text were sold in Munich in a different binding. This is the last, and also the mostly finely printed edition, to reproduce the original woodblocks for the 1543 Fabrica. All of the original woodblocks were destroyed in the bombing of Munich in 1943. Cushing VI.A.-16. Bookseller Inventory # 43329

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Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Nürnberg, Jul. P. Fabricius, 1551). (1551)

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Item Description: Nürnberg, Jul. P. Fabricius, 1551)., 1551. Folio. 40 (1 doppelblattgrosse) Kupfertafeln. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit. Choulant S. 56. - Durling 4583. - VD16 V-917. - Tafeln zu den von Jakob Baumann herausgegebenen und kommentierten Nachstichen nach den Tafeln von Thomas Gemini von 1545 ohne den Titel und die 78 Seiten Text. In der vorliegenden Fassung mit deutschen Titeln versehen. Die Tafeln stammen alle aus Vesals Hauptwerk und zeigen doppelblattgross Adam und Eva sowie 16 ganzseitige Muskel- und Skelettdarstellungen. 4 Tafeln bis an den Rand und in die Darstellung beschnitten. - Die letzte Tafel mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Durchgehend fingerfleckig. Am äusseren Rand mit restaurierter Wurmspur. - Mit alten handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken und Titel auf den Vorsätzen bzw. auf der Rückseite der ersten Tafel. Einband fleckig. Rücken erneuert. - Sehr selten. Bookseller Inventory # 40199BB

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ANDREAE VESALII ANATOMIA. Addita nunc postremo etiam: Andreas Vesalius (Vesalio)

Andreas Vesalius (Vesalio)

Published by Apud Ioan. Anton. Et Jacobum de Franciscis, Venetiis (1604)

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Item Description: Apud Ioan. Anton. Et Jacobum de Franciscis, Venetiis, 1604. Un volume (22x33 cm) di (6)-510-(46)-(20) pagine, con le incisioni nel testo e a piena pagina di Joannes Criegher dagli originali vesaliani; pagina di titolo calcografica incisa da Francesco Valesio (rinforzata al retro); manca la pagina di occhiello (?1). L'ultima pagina è bianca. Alla p. 273-74 strappo restaurato al margine esterno con perdita di alcune lettere e delle due glosse. Piccolo foro di tarlo al margine bianco interno agli ultimi tre fogli della seconda parte. Per il resto esemplare molto bello, con poche fioriture, incisioni assai nette e fresche. -Legatura settecentesca in mezza pergamena , tassello di titolo (parzialmente eraso) al dorso, piatti con carta marmorizzata. -Quinta edizione, assai simile alla quarta del 1588 pubblicato da Francesco Sanese, veneziano padre degli stampatori di questo volume che però aggiungono per la prima volta l' Universa Antiquorum anatome tam ossium, quam partium & externarum, & internarum: ex Rufo Ephesio medico antiquissimo: tribus tabellis explicata per Fabium Paulinum. Quibus accessit quarta ex Sorani medici antiquissimi fragmento Graeco non antehac Latino facto. Di 19 pagine non numerate + una bianca. ""The sons of Francesco Senense must have come into possession of Criegher’s carefully engraved wood-blocks and when in 1604 their father’s edition of 1568 presumably became sold out, they decided to issue another in precisely the same format . . . Fabricius of Acquapendente was by now professor of anatomy at Padua, and it was in all likelihood the student text he recommended. Additions to the book were a title-page handsomely engraved on copper and an additional series of anatomical tables with a new title-page and privilege giving the date of publication which was absent on the frontispiece" (Cushing, p. 93). Cushing, A Bio-bibliography of Andreas Vesalius, VI.A-5. Bookseller Inventory # 017484

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Librorum Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis De humani corporis: VESALIUS (Andreas);

VESALIUS (Andreas);

Published by Jan Jansson, Amsterdam (1642)

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Item Description: Jan Jansson, Amsterdam, 1642. In-folio (390 x 252 mm) de (14)-112 pp. dont le titre gravé et le portrait, 40 planches, 3 illustrations dans le texte, demi-veau, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre verte (relié vers 1800). Edition préparée par Nicolas Fontaine suivant le texte de Hendrik Botter. Trois gravures furent ajoutées. Les planches sont copiées de l'édition allemande (Nuremberg 1551), qui était elle-même copiée des éditions latine et anglaise de Thomas Geminus. Très bon exemplaire. Habile réparation sur la page de titre sans manque. Cushing, VI. D-13 ; Bibliotheca osleriana, 575; Bibliotheca walleriana, 9920. Bookseller Inventory # 12530

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Anatomie ofte Afbeeldinghe van de Deelen des: VESALIUS ANDREAS ;
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Item Description: Cornelius Danckertz, 1646. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Folio ( 30 x 19,7 cm ). Amsterdam Cornelius Danckertz -1646, 1647. 2 werken in 1 volume. Folio (19 x 30 cm); pp [4], 196 [i.e. 198, laatste pagina fout gepagineerd ], [2]: 101, [3], met 42 kopergravures op volle paginas met anatomische voorstellingen naar Becerra, eerder gepubliceerd in Valverde's anatomie ( Rome , 1560 ), op hun beurt gecopieerd uit Vesalius' Fabrica. Tweede editie, de eerste was van Plantijn in 1568. Voor zijn eerste Latijnse uitgave in 1566, gebruikte Plantijn de herwerkte gravures van de Hollandse kunstenaars Pieter en Franz Huys. Tweede deel is het afzonderlijk gedrukte "Bedieninghe der Anatomien" door David van Mauden (zelfde uitgever, 1646 ), bedoeld als "onderrichtinghe om perfectelijck des menschen lichaem t'anatomizeren. ". Originele perkamanten band, enigzins bevuild en gebruind, enkele vlekken, en de gebruikelijke verouderingssporen, zoals men van een "anatomie" met deze leeftijd mag verwachten. Goed exemplaar -- 2 works bound in one volume , folio (size 19 x 30 cm), pagination: [4], 196 [i.e. 198, the last leaf mispaginated], [2]: 101, [3], with 42 fine engraved full page anatomomical plates after those of Becerra, published in Valverde's anatomy published at Rome in 1560, based upon Vesalius' Fabrica. Second Dutch edition ( first was the Plantin edition of 1568 ). For his first Latin edition of 1566, Plantin hired the Dutch artists Pieter and Franz Huys to re-engrave the earlier plates. Bound at the end, is the separately printed ' Bedieninghe Der Anatomien ' issued by the same publisher in 1646, by David van Mauden, and intended to supplement or update the edition of 1568. Bound in contemporary vellum, light browning or soiling, a few stains, the signs of use normal to an anatomy of this age, but a good sound copy overall. Bookseller Inventory # 130318

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Andreas Vesalius

Published by Norman Publishing (1999)

ISBN 10: 0930405757 ISBN 13: 9780930405755

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Item Description: Norman Publishing, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0930405757

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Andreas Vesalius: VESALIUS, Andreas

VESALIUS, Andreas

Published by Etienne-Denis Braillard, Geneva (1964)

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Item Description: Etienne-Denis Braillard, Geneva, 1964. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Limited. Text in French. Many fine extraordinary original engravings printed on heavy watermarked art paper, tissue guards. Deckled edges, folio, full tan polished calf, gilt armorial decoration on front cover and gilt pictures of anatomical studies along the spine, board slipcase. (Geneva: Etienne-Denis Braillard. 1964). Limited Edition. A fine copy but for one rubbed spot on the spine. One of only 215 numbered copies. Bookseller Inventory # 203376

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Vesalius, Andreas

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Item Description: Norman Publishing, San Francisco, 1998. Deluxe edition, limited to 26 numbered and signed copies. Bookseller Inventory # 33419

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Vesalius, Andreas

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Vesalius, Andreas

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Item Description: Norman Publishing, San Francisco, 1999. Deluxe limited edition limited to 26 signed and numbered copies. Bookseller Inventory # 39831

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Item Description: Norman Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 930405889

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Item Description: Kein Einband. Dimensions : 7 5/8 in by 5 3/4 in. (194 x 145 mm) within the border; 8 in by 5 7/8 in. (203 x 15 mm) including the border. As a technical achievement, this beautiful copperplate is altogether excellent. Wandelaar, whose best works are the anatomical plates which he engraved for the Tabula; of Albinus, was a perfect master of his craft. But as a portraitist he was no more accurate than many another master-engraver at the beginning of the eighteenth century. - He certainly aimed at making a true copy of the Woodcut ; nevertheless he has modified the shape of the head, which he has lengthened and heightened ; he has rendered the nose as longer, yet with less projection and with less character, and the beard as not only longer but smoother and more wavy. The female breast of the corpse, given with slight definition in the original, is here emphasized. The inscription-motto on the table-front : AN. JET. XXVIII MDXLII ; OCYVS IVCVNDE ET TVTO - is carefully reproduced, but the first two letters of jucunde are in part masked by the fingers of the demonstrator. - The plate bears the name of the engraver in the lower left corner : J. Wandelaar fecit. Beneath is the inscription : Andreas Vesalius (Bruxellcnsis Invictissimi Caroli V. Imperatoris Medicus). - Certain necessary modifications have been introduced in the inscription on the paper lying on the table, as already explained in our remarks on the large portrait-woodcut of the Fabrica. - This plate, together with the reproduction in line by the artist of the title-page described later on, was engraved for the edition of the works of Vesalius by Hermann Boerhaave and Bernhard Siegfried Albinus : "Andrea; Vesalii . . . Opera Omnia Anatomica - Chirurgica . . . : Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Joannem du Vivie et Joan. Herm. Verbeck. Bibliop. MDCCXXV." - Spielmann - - M.H. Spielmann, The Iconography of Andreasn Vesalus, No. 1(c). Buch. Bookseller Inventory # 54984

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Item Description: Posthumous portrait of Vesalius attributed to celebrated Swiss artist Tobias Stimmer, or, alternatively, to Stimmer's brother J. Christoph Stimmer or to Stimmer's pupil Christoph Maurer. Mounted and matted. 13 x 9cm. Fine apart from faint show-through from ms. on verso. With black letter caption reading "Andreas Vesalius/Medicus und Kais. Carls des fünfften Leibartz. m. 1564." This version of the portrait with German caption was published in Nikolaus Reusner's "Contrafacturbuch" (1587), the German version of his "Icones sive imagines virorum literis illustrium" (1587). See Spielmann, "Iconography of Andreas Vesalius," pp. 148-51. Bookseller Inventory # 34663

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Vesalius, Andreas

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Andreas Vesalius

Published by Medicina Rara January 1543 (1543)

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Item Description: Medicina Rara January 1543, 1543. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. No Jacket. No. 227 of 500 copies with Leather Title label in as new condition. Bookseller Inventory # 83679

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Vesalius, Andreas

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Item Description: Gryphon/The Classics of Medicine, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Rare. Bound in black leather with gilt embellishments. Very light shelf wear near top and bottom of spine and at corners. Otherwise in great condition. All edges gilt, marbled boards, raised bands on spine. Pages are clean, binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001559531

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Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Bremer Press, New York (1934)

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Item Description: Bremer Press, New York, 1934. Bookseller Inventory # 11911

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