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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152

    MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista (1682-1771). Adversaria anatomica omnia. Padua: Josephus Cominus, 1717-19.

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    MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista (1682-1771). Adversaria anatomica omnia. Padua: Josephus Cominus, 1717-19.

    6 parts in two volumes, 4o (262 x 199 mm). 1 leaf publisher's advertisement at end of vol. II. 11 engraved plates. (Some light browning and spotting, few marginal stains in vol. II.) Contemporary limp vellum (a bit soiled).

    Third edition of part one, FIRST EDITIONS of parts 2-6. Morgagni was the founder of pathological anatomy, and through his post mortem examinations advanced the procedure of basic diagnosis, prognosis and treatment on the knowledge of the anatomical conditions of common diseases. This is one of his earliest works. The first part was originally published in 1706 in Bologna. Parts 2 and 3 are presumably reissues of the first edition sheets, forming a collected edition with part 1. The final three parts appeared in 1719 and apparently were never issued separately. See Osler 1182; Waller 6669 (1719 collected editions). NLM/Blake, p.312.

    [With:]

    MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista. Epistolae duae altera in Aur. Corn. Celsum, altera in Q. Ser. Samonicum. Padua: Josephus Cominus, 1721. 8o. Later quarter vellum. NLM/Blake, p.312. -- Adversaria anatomica omnia. Leiden: Joannes Arnold Langerak, 1723. 4o. 11 engraved plates. Modern boards, uncut. Later edition. NLM/Blake, p.312; Waller 6670. -- Another edition. Venice: Remondini, 1762. 2o. 11 engraved plates. Contemporary calf (rebacked). NLM/Blake, p.312. -- Epistolae anatomicae duae novas observationes, & animadversiones. Leiden: Joannes van Kerckem, 1728. 4o. Contemporary quarter calf. FIRST EDITION. NLM/Blake, p.312 [Bound with:] In. Aur. Corn. Celsum et Q. Ser Samonicum epistolae. Leiden: J. van Kerckem, 1735. Later edition. NLM/Blake, p.312. (5)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LENA M. AND IRWIN J. PINCUS, M.D.