• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 245

    MEDICINE & SCIENCE -- MOEHSEN, Johann Karl Wilhelm (1722-95). Verzeichnis einer Sammlung von Bildnissen. Berlin: Friederich Wilhelm Birnstiel, 1771. 2 parts in one vol., 4° (280 x 215mm). Engraved vignettes. Contemporary red morocco, sides panelled in gilt and centred with the arms of Baron Johann Jobst von Buddenbrock, edges gilt, decorative endpapers printed in various colours (skilfully rebacked preserving the original spine, light wear). Provenance: Johan Jobst von Buddenbrock (binding).

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    MEDICINE & SCIENCE -- MOEHSEN, Johann Karl Wilhelm (1722-95). Verzeichnis einer Sammlung von Bildnissen. Berlin: Friederich Wilhelm Birnstiel, 1771. 2 parts in one vol., 4° (280 x 215mm). Engraved vignettes. Contemporary red morocco, sides panelled in gilt and centred with the arms of Baron Johann Jobst von Buddenbrock, edges gilt, decorative endpapers printed in various colours (skilfully rebacked preserving the original spine, light wear). Provenance: Johan Jobst von Buddenbrock (binding).

    THE DEDICATION COPY OF THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE EARLIEST BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MEDICAL PORTRAITURE. This descriptive catalogue of portraits of physicians contains "very valuable reports on artistic anatomy and the history of anatomic illustration" (Choulant). ABPC records only one copy at auction in over 25 years. Choulant, Anatomic Illustration, p. 351; Garrison-Morton 6604.90.


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