6 December 2013
[VESALIUS]. BONAVERA, Domenico Maria (b. ca 1640). Notomia di Titiano, dedicate all' illustr. Sign. Franc. Ghisilieri, Senatore di Bologna, per Domenico Bonavera. [Bologna? Ca 1670].
2o (409 x 294 mm). Engraved dedication page (sometimes apparently referred to as a title-page by bibliographers) and 17 engraved plates by Domenico Bonavera (first two anatomical plates with tears repaired and margins restored, some other minor marginal repairs). Late 18th-century Italian mottled sheep, gilt-lettered on cover.
"This work is without any text and must have been published soon after De Piles' book [Paris, 1667]. The engraver and editor, Domenico Maria Bonavera or Bonaveri, was born in Bologna about 1640, and was a pupil of Canuti. The eighteen illustrations are the well-known Vesalian plates which, at that time, were still attributed to Titian" (Choulant-Frank, p. 196). VERY RARE: according to American Book Prices Current no copy has appeared at auction in at least the past thirty years. Choulant-Frank, p. 196 (mentions "eighteen...Vealian plates"); Haller, II, 740; NLM/Krivatsy 12323 (refers to "engraved title page"); Waller 1271 (1 leaf and 17 plates, but states: "3 additional plates in this copy").
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