VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. Anatomia: Addita nunc postremo etiam antiquorum anatome. Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Giacomo de Franceschis, [1604].

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VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564.
Anatomia: Addita nunc postremo etiam antiquorum anatome. Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Giacomo de Franceschis, [1604].

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VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564.
Anatomia: Addita nunc postremo etiam antiquorum anatome. Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Giacomo de Franceschis, [1604].
BOUND WITH: Universa Antiquoram Anatomia Tam ossium, quam partium & externarum, & internarum.... Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Giacomo de Franceschis, 1604.
2 works in 1 volume, folio (322 x 221 mm). Engraved title page, large woodcut device on second title, woodcut initials and head-pieces, numerous woodcut anatomical illustrations. Contemporary vellum, ink titles on spine. Dampstaining to top gutter through numerous pages, worming to endpapers and final leaf, repaired tear to Gg5 affecting some text.
Provenance: Dr. Piergiorgio Boreo (bookplate).

FIFTH EDITION, closely following the 1568 edition published by the father of the brothers Franceschis, and using the same woodcuts made for that edition by Joannes Criegher, with some additional anatomical tables and the elaborate engraved frontispiece by Francesco Valeggio. Vesalius is considered to be the founder of the modern science of anatomy. Heirs of Hippocrates 285; Krivatsy 12318; Wellcome 6563.

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VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. Anatomia: Addita nunc postremo etiam antiquorum anatome. Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Giacomo de Franceschis, [1604].
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