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Sepulchretum sive anatomia practica ex cadaveribus morbo denatis
Leiden: Cramer & Perachon, 1700. 3 vols., folio. [20], 916; 704; 640pp. Engraved portrait of Bonet on verso of half-title in Vol. I. Lyon: Cramer & Perachon, 1700. 366 x 212 mm. 18th century mottled calf, gilt spines, hinges cracked, light wear and rubbing. Some foxing and toning, a few minor stains, but very good. Ownership signatures of Dr. Maurice L. Richardson (dated 1921); bookplate of the University of Wisconsin Library (with deaccessioning note) in each vol. Second edition, enlarged. See Garrison-Morton 2274 (1st ed. of 1679).The greatest collection of case material in the history of pathology, containing nearly 3000 necropsy protocols annotated by Bonet. The cases are selected from antiquity through the seventeenth century, with the greatest emphasis on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and are arranged by anatomical region. Bonet’s Sepulchretum was the best work of its kind until Morgagni in the eighteenth century. It remains the single most useful work for early descriptions of pathological conditions, especially neuropathological.
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