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Anatome Ex omnium Veterum Recentiorumque Observationibus
Lugd. Batav. (Leiden): Ex Officina Hackiana, 1673-74. Hardcover. Good. [26], 807, [18] p. 20 cm. Engraved title page dated 1674. Title page vignette. Frontispiece portrait. 96 pages of full-page plates, 12 fold-out plates, 12 smaller in-text illustrations. Page 563-564 and one fold-out plate replaced with photocopies. Bound in vellum with leather spine label. Ink notations on title page. Some foxing and dampstains within. Occasional worm tracks in margins with attempt to repair tracks in pp. 665-679. Worm has made small holes in plate opposite p. 686 but not in illustration itself. Danish physician Thomas Bartholin (1616-80) is best known for his work in the discovery of the lymphatic system. A student of the Dutch school of anatomists, Bartholin supported the English physician William Harvey’s theory of blood circulation. Bartholin taught at the University of Copenhagen and served as physician to King Christian V (1670–80). This Latin text has over 100 extraordinary illustrations, including a macabre engraved title.
Bookseller: Attic Books [Canada]

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