29 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 2,640
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
VESALIUS, ANDREAS. Anatomia. Venice: Joannes Antonius and Jacobus de Franciscis .
Folio, 342 x 235mm. (13 7/16 x 9 1/4in.), vellum, uncut, first three leaves with single repaired tears, small burn holes in Dd2,3 and Ee5, Ee4 and 5 with ink stains, small repaired tear on Pp3, final leaf patched on verso, gutters of first three leaves reinforced, some slight worming in lower blank gutters.
Fourth folio edition, half-title, engraved title within an elaborate architectural border with figural anatomical subjects, numerous text woodcuts, ornamental initials.
Cushing Vesalius VI.A.--5; Heirs of Hippocrates 175.
Provenance: "Nicolas Bulgari Chirurg. [?] et amicorum 1654", inscription on title; Juan Carlos Ahumada, bookplate; the present owner.
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