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De Monstris. Ex recensione Gerardi Blasii. Qui Monstra quaedam nova & rariora ex recentiorum scriptis addidit. Iconibus illustra
Amsterdam: Andreae Frisius, 1665 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 3rd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (236x187 mm). [18], 316, [26] pp., title with engraved vignette, additional engraved title, 3 engraved plates and 70 (one full-page) engravings in text, frequent mis-paginations. Contemporary vellum backed papercard binding, spine titled in script, with a royal supralibros pasted onto front cover, very minor spotting and browning few marginal tears and paper flaws. A fine, bright and clean copy with broad margins. Collated complete. ---- Hagelin II, 43; NLM/Krivatsy 6959; Waller 5779; Wellcome III, 514; Goldschmid 42; Garrison-Morton 534.52 (for 1616 original edition). - Third edition (the second illustrated and the first edited by Blasius). A classical teratological work Originally published in 1616 (without illustrations), Liceti's treatise contains both genuine and imaginary cases of human and animal deformities, and was still in use by medical professionals in the nineteenth century. Licetus was professor at the universities of Pisa, Padova and Bologna and a "not insignificant philosopher and physicist" (Hirsch-H. III, 775). "In diesem Sammelwerk der Missbildungen, welches zu den bekanntesten und berühmtesten seiner Art gehört und in dem sich auf sauberen und ungewöhnlich schönen Kupferstichen die meisten der uns aus früheren Zeiten bekannten Missbildungen finden, sind auch die meisten der Abbildungen vorhanden, welche wir z. B. aus Aldrovandus, Paré und vielen anderen nachweisen können" (Goldschmid)..
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