6 December 2004
SCARPA, Antonio. Sull'aneurisma, riflessioni ed osservazioni anatomico-chirugiche. Pavia: Bolzani, 1804.
Broadsheets (585 x 475 mm). 15 engraved plates (small marginal repair on plate 5, three plates reinforced along gutter, some dampstaining and light soiling). (Title with small hole reinforced on verso.) Modern vellum-backed boards.
FIRST EDITION of the first accurate description of arteriosclerosis. "Scarpa's large and excellent monograph on aneurisms, written on the detailed and comparative studies of the nortmal and pathologic tissues involved, established for the first time that an aneurism is not a simple dilation of an artery, but atucally the result of profound and significant changes in the arterial vascular tunics. In order to provide a safe pattern for operative procedures on the large arteries he showed them with well-defined illustrations on his topgraphic sketches. These magnificent anatomical drawings are still considered tremendously important in the study of this well-determined subject today" (Loria, Antonio Scarpa, p.62). Garrison-Morton 2975.
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