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KETHAM, Johannes de (fl. 1455-1470). The Fasciculus Medicinae. Translated and adapted by Charles Singer. Milan: R. Lier & Co., 1924.
KETHAM, Johannes de (fl. 1455-1470). The Fasciculus Medicinae. Translated and adapted by Charles Singer. Milan: R. Lier & Co., 1924.

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KETHAM, Johannes de (fl. 1455-1470). The Fasciculus Medicinae. Translated and adapted by Charles Singer. Milan: R. Lier & Co., 1924.

4o (478 x 371 mm). 13 mounted plates (one plate detaching from mount). Original half morocco, spine gilt, top edge gilt (some wear at spine ends and corners). Provenance: Haskell F. Norman (bookplate); Ira M. Rutkow (pencil signature on rear flyleaf).

Facsimile reprint of the First (Venetian) edition of 1491. See Garrison-Morton 363.1.

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CANANO, Giovanni Battista and Girolamo da CARPI. Musculorum humani corporis picturata dissectio. Annotated by Harvey Cushing and Edward C. Streeter. Florence: R. Lier & Co., 1925.

8o (210 x 162 mm). Woodcut vignettes in text. Original half cloth, top edge stained yellow, others uncut. Provenance: Chester N. Frazier (signature and ownership stamp on front free endpaper); Harvard University School of Public Health (bookplate); Haskell F. Norman (bookplate); Ira M. Rutkow (pencil signature on rear flyleaf).

Facsimile edition of the original 1541 edition. Canano's small work, of which only 11 copies are extant, contains copperplates of the bones and muscles of the upper limb engraved by Agostino de'Musi from drawings by Girolamo da Carpi. It has been called the first published monograph on a detailed anatomical subject. See Garrison-Morton 373; Roberts & Tomlinson pp. 92-93. (2)

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