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GUIDI, Guido (1508-1569). De anatome corporis humani libri VII. Venice: Giunta, 1611.
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GUIDI, Guido (1508-1569). De anatome corporis humani libri VII. Venice: Giunta, 1611.

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GUIDI, Guido (1508-1569). De anatome corporis humani libri VII. Venice: Giunta, 1611.

2° (304 x 212mm). Engraved title by Franco Vallegio and Catarin Doino, 79 engravings in text, woodcut illustrations in text. (Without blanks p2 and 2K8, long tear to 2K2 and short tears to B6 and 2H4 into text but without loss, N1 with short marginal tear, cut close touching a few headlines, particularly towards the beginning, title lightly spotted with variable light browning and spotting throughout.) 19th-century quarter calf (extremities rubbed).

FIRST EDITION. Guidi, professor of philosophy and medicine at Pisa, discovered the Vidian nerve, the Vidian canal, and the Vidian artery. 'Guidi presents himself in his Chirurgia of 1544 as a humanist anxious for the faithful restoration of classical knowledge. On the other hand, the Anatomia is the work of a scientist fully conscious of the Vesalian revolution and seeking inspiration from nature' (DSB). Garrison-Morton 380; NLM/Krivatsy 5118; Waller 3816; Norman 955.
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