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BLAES, Gerard (ca. 1626 - ca. 1692). Anatome animalium. Amsterdam: widow of Johannes van Someren, Hendrik and widow of Dirk Boom, 1681.
4o (256 x 211 mm). Engraved frontispiece by Jan Luyken, 65 full-page engravings. (Some minor light browning and pale foxing.) Contemporary vellum.
FIRST EDITION of "the first comprehensive manual of comparative anatomy based on the original and literary researches of a working anatomist" (Cole). Cole Comparative Anatomy, pp. 150-55; Garrison-Morton 296 ("Blaes anticipated Cowper in finding the Cowper's glands, which he illustrated in his plate of the genitalia and os penis of the rat"); Nissen ZBI 381; NLM/Krivatsy 1339; Wellcome II, p. 179; Norman 241.
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