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Anatomia Deudsch, ein kurzer Auszug der beschreibung aller glider menschlichs Leybs
FIRST EDITION of the rare German digest of Vesalius's Fabrica and Epitome, marking the third appearance in any vernacular language of this landmark work in the history of medicine, and the second to be illustrated with engravings. Although Vesalius is mentioned in the introduction, this is essentially a pirated edition -- the first of dozens to appear across Europe -- put out by the Swiss surgeon Jacob Bauman (1521-1586). It is illustrated with 40 copper engravings, which are copies of the engraved anatomical plates from Thomas Geminus's Compendiosa totius anatomiae delineatio (London, 1545). Bauman's name does not appear on the title-page but at the foot of the dedication to the burgomasters of Nuremberg."From a bibliographical standpoint, this book is something of a curiosity since it is printed on single, unfolded sheets with adjacent pages of the gatherings pasted together so as to facilitate assemblage. The chain linesare horizontal, but this does not indicatethat the book is a quarto. It is made up of single sheets gathered in 6's" (Cushing).Vesalius discovered the science of anatomy. The publication of his book De humani corporis fabrica in 1543 was the greatest event in medical history since the work of Galen. Vastly superior and incomparable to any earlier anatomical treatise, it revolutionised the approach to anatomy, and hence the whole approach to medicine, by independent observation. It is the most splendid and comprehensive of a large number of anatomical treatises of the sixteenth century, and gave rise to a host of anatomical works based on it. The Epitome, an abridged version designed as a teaching aid, also appeared in 1543. A German translation of the Epitome was prepared by Albanus Torinus and published at Basel in 1543.Cushing VI.D.--4. Cockx-Idestege, Andreas Vesalius, a Belgian census, 57.Folio, (2) + lxxviii leaves, and 40 copper-engraved plates. Large woodcut arms of the city of Nuremberg on title. Paper a little browned, more so of first and last few leaves and fore-edges a little chipped, also a few single wormholes (one wormhole goes throughout), a few small tears in first two leaves and last leaf repaired. Modern panelled calf. Bookplate of Piergiorgio Borio.
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