9 February 2000
BARTHOLIN, Thomas (1616-1668). Anatome ex omnium vetereum recentiorumque observationibus ... quartum renovata. Leyden: Hack, 1673 (engraved title dated 1674).
8o (188 x 114 mm). Engraved additional title-page (mounted on front flyleaf), 9 (of 15?) inserted engraved plates (8 folding), and numerous engravings in text. (Imperfect: lacks some plates and portrait noted in Krivatsy, a few minor marginal chips or short tears.) Contemporary calf (rebacked). Provenance: William Thomas (inscription on engraved title dated 1693); F.D. Stephens (gift inscription from James Nash Esq., dated 1818, on front flyleaf).
A later revised edition of Bartholin's classic work. Bartholin, son of Caspar Bartholin, a distinguished Danish physician, is noted for his important discovery of the lymphatics and his work on circulation. He was among the first of the Europeans to adopt Harvey's views on circulation, which he disusses in this text. The first edition was published in 1641. NLM/Krivatsy 781; Wellcome II, p. 107. Sold not subject to return.
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