6 December 2004
SCARPA, Antonio. Tabulae neurologicae ad illustrandam historiam anatomicam cardiacorum nervorum, noni nervorum cerebri... Pavia: B. Comini, 1794.
Broadsheets (638 x 472 mm). 14 engraved plates including 7 outline plates by Faustino Anderloni (scattered light foxing.) (Title a bit soiled.) Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in modern calf (a bit worn and rubbed). Provenance: Liverpool Medical Institution (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. "SCARPA'S ANATOMIC MASTERPIECE, the product of twenty years of research on the nerves. The seven life-size plates illustrate the human glossopharyngeal, vagus and hypoglossal nerves, which had never before been correctly shown. Scarpa was also the first to delineate correctly the nerves of the heart, and showed that the terminal ramifications of the cardiac nerves are directly connected to cardiac muscular fibers" (Norman). Choulant-Frank, p.299; Garrsion-Morton 1253; Heirs of Hippocrates 1105; Norman 1897; Waller 8545.
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