6 December 2004
VIEUSSENS, Raymond de. Novum vasorum corporis humani systema. Amsterdam: Paul Marret, 1705.
8o (155 x 98 mm). Engraved title and one plate. (Some pale browning.) Contemporary vellum. Provenance: John Hope, M.D. (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Vieussen's cardiovascular studies precipitated several new discoveries. He described the correct structure of the left ventricle of the heart, the course of the coronary vessels and the valve in the large coronary vein. He was also the first to record the throbbing character of the pulse in aortic insufficiency and the symptoms of mitral stenosis. Garrison-Morton 2729; NLM/Blake, p.474.
BARTHOLINUS, Caspar (1650-1705). Specimen historiae anatomicae. Amsterdam: Henry Wetstein and Rod. and Gerh. Wetstein, 1701. 8o. 4 engraved folding plates. FIRST EDITION. Waller 711.
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