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DE HOMINE FIGURIS, et Latinitate donatus a Florentio Schuyl
Leiden, Ex Officina Hackiana, 1664.. SECOND EDITION, Latin text, 1664, small 4to, 200 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches, engraved pictorial printer's device to title page, 12 engraved plates, some folding, 54 illustrations in the text of which 5 full page, 2 overlay flaps to unnumbered plate at page 9 and 1 overlay flap to plate LIV, pages: (36), 121, (1), as in all copies page numbers 111-112 are repeated, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in half leather over marbled sides, rebacked to match with narrow gilt bands and gilt lettering. Edges of covers darkened, corners worn, couple of small dents to leather next to spine, marbled paper slightly rubbed, hand coloured armorial book-plate of Thomas Hare with neat old ink provenance next to it, title page lightly browned, occasional small pale mark in the margins, 4 one word ink notes in the margins, 2 small closed edge tears to 1 folding plate, repaired on blank side, not affecting image. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "Descartes considered the human body a material machine, directed by a rational soul located in the pineal body. This book was the first attempt to cover the whole field of "animal physiology". The work was really a physiological appendix to his Discourse on Method." Wellcome Medical Library Volume 2, page 453; Garrison and Morton 574; Waller 2376; Krivatsy, 3121. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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