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Hieronymi Fabricii Ab Aquapendente, Medico-Chirurgorum Toto Orbe Praeclarissimi. Anatomes, & Chirurgiae.Opera Chirurgica. Quorum Pars Prior Pentateuchum Chirurgicum, Posterior. Operationes Chirurgicas.
Ex Officina Boustesteniana, Lugdani Batavorum, [i.e. Leiden] 1723 - [12], col 1-140, 140a-140q, 141-370, [3], 377-730, [2], 733-744, [24pp]. With engraved title vignette and nine folding plates depicting surgical instruments and aids. Uncut in original boards, recent antique-style calf spine, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Manuscript title to upper board. Rubbed with slight to extremities of boards. Small paper flaw to text of F3, repaired tears to I4-5, touching text but without loss. Ink-stamp of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland to title and occasionally to text. Marking to edges, occasionally to text. Girolamo Fabrizio (1537-1619), Italian surgeon and anatomist. In designing the first permanent theatre for public anatomical dissections, at Padua university where he had succeeded Fallopio as professor of surgery and anatomy, Fabrizio revolutionized anatomic teaching, attracting William Harvey and Adriaan van den Spiegel as pupils. He was also a pioneer in the field of embryology. This finely printed eighteenth-century edition of his works includes finely engraved copper plate engravings depicting surgical instruments and the famous, and rather terrifying, orthopaedic correction suit. Wellcome III, p.4. Folio
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