21 March 2005
BAIER, Johann Jacob (1677-1735). Biographiae professorum medicinae qui in Academia Altorfina unquam vixerunt. Nuremberg and Altorf: heirs of Johann Daniel Tauber, 1728.
4o (223 x 165 mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved pictorial vignette. With 14 etched portraits of professors by Wolffgang Philipp Kilian and a portrait by Michael Rössler accompanying Baier's autobiography. Contemporary gold-tooled South-German scarlet morocco, floral-roll border, a single ornament at the angles, emblematic figure of Justice stamped in center of the covers, gilt and colored embossed floral pastedowns, (spine and corners rubbed).
FIRST EDITION of one of the earliest bio-bibliographies of a medical faculty. The author himself was professor of physiology and surgery at Altorf, and after expressing some doubt includes his autobiography. FINE COPY, presumably bound for presentation.
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