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CASSERI, Giulio Cesare (CASSERIUS, Iulius)
De Vocis Auditusque Organis Historia Anatomica. Tractatibus Duobus Explicata ac Variis Iconibus Aere Excusis Illustrata.
Ferrara: Victorius Valdinus, 1600. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1600-1601. Two parts in one volume. Folio (395 x 267 mm). [60], 191 [1]; 126, [2] pp. Signatures: a-b6 a-c4 d6 A-2A4; A-Q4. Colophon on 2A4v: Ferrariae: excudebat Victorius Baldinus typographus cameralis, 1601, and Q4r: Ferrariae: excudebat Victorius Baldinus typographus cameralis, sumptibus unicorum Patavii, 1600. Engraved title, 2 engraved portraits of the Duke of Parma and of the author, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 34 full-page anatomical engravings (22 of the vocal organs, 12 of the auditory organs). Contemporary full vellum, faint lettering in ink on spine, vellum-reinforced corners (boards and spine browned and soiled, spine ends and joints repaired). Text and plates only little browned, minor spotting in places, occasional faint dampstains, small ink smudges on two pages, few ink notations, two previous ownership signatures on front endpaper. Provenance: Dr. J. B. Naftzger, Los Angeles. Fine wide-margined copy with excellent impressions on strong paper. ---- Norman 410; Choulant-Frank p. 223; Garrison-Morton 286; Grolier Medicine 24; Heirs of Hippocrates 397; NLM/Krivatsy 2199; Waller 1809; Wellcome 1333. - FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY DETAILED AND PENETRATING STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE ANATOMY. Iulius Casserius (1552-1616) was professor at the University of Padua from 1609 until his death in 1616. "In 1609, the chair of surgery and anatomy was subdivided into one chair of anatomy, which remained to Fabricius, and one of surgery, which was assigned to Iulius Cass … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]

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