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Pentaestheseion, hoc est de quinque sensibus liber, organorum fabricam variis iconibus fideliter & ad viuum aere incisis illustratam.
Nikolaus Basse Erben, Frankfurt 1610 - Folio (301x193 mm), [12], 1-354 [2:blank], 355 [15:index] pp., engraved historiated title-border and 33 full-page engravings (title and first preliminary page remargined at top), contemporary blindstamped pigskin (somewhat stained and worn, repair to leather of boards, lacking ties), minor foxing and browning (some pages stronger), occasional paper flaws, repaired tear to pp. 301-304 gutter, edges coloured. Fine copy in nice contemporary binding. ---- NLM/Krivatsy 2201; Waller 1810, see Choulant-Frank 224 (dating the second edition 1622 in error). - RARE SECOND EDITION of Casserius' second important contribution to the comparative anatomy not only of the ear and the vocal organs, as in his work of 1600/01, but also of the other four sense organs and especially of the EYE. The 12 plates pertaining to the ear are the same as those of Casserius' earlier work; they constitute "the first accurate pictorial presentation of the internal ear" (Lyle M. Sellers, Annals of Otology, LXVIII, No. 3, Sept. 1959). Those dealing with the other four sense organs are new. Among them, in the especially important section dealing with the EYE and VISION (pp. 257--346) are the first pictorial representations of the conjunctival glands, later known as the Meibomian glands (cf. Garrison-Morton 1481). All the plates, according to Choulant-Frank, "are done with unusual care and are anatomically exact." Casserius' anatomy of the sense organs is of great importance in medical history, since for the first time he adds to a complete account of each human organ a full study of the same organ in various animal forms. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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