6 December 2004
SCARPA, Antonio. Saggio di osservazioni e d'esperienze sulle principali malattie degli occhi. Pavia: B. Comini, 1801.
4o (324 x 235 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved plates by F. Anderloni after Scarpa's drawings. Contemporary boards, printed paper label on spine, uncut; slipcase.
FIRST EDITION. The first textbook on the diseases of the eye to be published in Italian. "The author has been called the father of Italian ophthalmology" (Garrison-Morton). Garrison-Morton 5835; Heirs of Hippocrates 1106; Norman 1899; Waller 8543.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets