VALVERDE di Hamusco, Juan. Vivae imagines partim corporis humanae aeris formis expressae. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1566.
2° (312 x 212mm). With final blank. Title within elaborate engraved surround, 42 full-page engraved plates. (Neat old repaired tear to inner margin of title, tear to lower margin of B1, neat old repair to outer margin of Q4.) 18th-century English speckled calf, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in one, the uppermost compartment with onlaid red morocco lozenge gilt tooled with elephant crest, the others with a single flower-spray (spine slightly chipped). Provenance: Sir Andrew Fountaine (binding).
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST PLANTIN EDITION. The first edition (in Spanish) was published in Rome in 1556, a second edition (an Italian translation by Anton Tabo) appeared in Rome in 1560, followed by the present edition; 'a Latin translation of Valverde's explanations of his plates. The other parts of the text are left out.... Appended is the text of Vesalius' Epitome, without the illustration and with a special signature, and also the text from Grevin's edition of Vesalian plates': Choulant p.206.