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29 October 1992
VALVERDE DE HAMUSCO, JUAN. Anatome corporis humani...nunc primum a Michaele Colu[m]bo latine reddita. Venice: Giunti 1589 [colophon 1588].
Folio, 305 x 210mm. (11 15/16 x 8 1/4in.), seventeenth- or eighteeth-century vellum over pasteboards, spine ink-lettered, some old dampstaining, mostly to lower outer margins, plate at L3 slightly torn and crudely repaired, last leaf with small tear patched on blank verso, very slight worming at front as far as signature B.
First Edition in Latin, engraved titled within architectural border with anatomical scenes, engraved portrait of Valverde by Nicolo Beatrici and 46 engraved anatomical plates (including 4 more plates of musclemen than in the first edition, these first appearing in the 1586 Venice edition, in Italian), 38 of which are direct copies from Vesalius.
Cushing Vesalius VI.D.38; NLM/Durling 4531.
Provenance: "Ex libris Antonii Boscarelli e Trabucco Calataieronensis" and "Ex libris Marii Trabucci Calat." [i.e. Caltagirone, Sicily], two seventeenth-century inscriptions on title-page; Juan Carlos Ahumada, bookplate at front, ink stamp at end; the present owner.
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