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GUIDI, Guido
De anatome corporis humani libri VII
Venice: Giunta, 1611 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (320x224 mm). [14], [1:blank], 342 (recte 332) pp., engraved title by Franco Vallegio and Catarin Doino, 79 engravings in text (incl. one unnumbered table of surgical instruments), first and last blank present. Contemporary full vellum (somewhat soiled and spotted, lower extremities of boards restored), pages 17 to 20 and 267with paper repairs to lower margin (without loss), interior clean with only very little spotting and light dampstaining to bottom corner throughout. Good, wide margined copy. ---- NLM/Krivatsy 5118; Norman 955; Choulant-Fr. 212; Garrison-M. 380; Waller 3816; Wellcom I, 6601; Roberts & Tomlinson pp.234-35 - FIRST EDITION. Composed around 1560, and published posthumously. "Guidi's anatomical studies were performed at the University of Pisa after his return to Italy in 1548 but were not published until many years after his death when his nephew compiled and edited them. This long delay may account for the fact that the book received little acclaim even though his descriptions of the vertebrae, cartilaginous structures, and bones of the skull were better than those of his predecessors. Guidi also made original studies on the mechanics of articulation in the human body and described the anatomical structures in the pterygoid bone that bear his name. Some of the figures in the seventy-nine engraved copperplates were adapted from Vesalius, a fact which Guidi states early in the book" (Heirs of Hippocrates. 265). Guid's name is still attached to the canal of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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