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De homine figuris. Translated from French into Latin by Florentius Schuyl
Petrus Leffen and Franciscus Moyardus, Leiden 1662 - Red morocco by Marc Olivier, gilt spine, gilt morocco label, speckled edges. (36),121,(1). Printer's woodcut device on title, 10 engraved plates, one with overlays showing the interior regions of the heart, numerous engravings andwoodcuts in text.FIRST EDITION of the first European textbook of physiology ‘the work was based upon Descartes’ concept of “l’homme machine”, an automaton constructed by God to approximate real men as closely as possible’ (Norman, I 627). Occasional light browning and top margin of title lightly soiled, otherwise nice copy. Provenance: Draycot House, Wiltshire - Theodore Besterman - Arnaud de Vitry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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