6 December 2004
GAUTIER D'AGOTY, Jacques and Joseph Guichard DUVERNEY. Anatomie de la tête, en tableaux imprimés... Paris: Gautier, Duverney and Quillau, 1748.
Broadsheets (520 x 370 mm). Title printed in red and black, dedication and advertisement, and 7 (of 8) color mezzotints. (Lacking plate 2, some occasional spotting.) Later half calf.
FIRST EDITION. The startling detail of the intricate network of blood vessels shows the superiority of Gautier's magnificent work. Blake, p.169; Choulant-Frank, p.271; NLM/Blake, p.169; Wellcome II, p.97.
[With:]. Plate 15 from Anatomie générale des Viscères en situations..., Paris, 1752. Color mezzotint, varnished. Sheet 810 x 530 mm. See Choulant-Frank, p.271. (2)
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