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Folio. 355 x 245 mm. , 80 pp. Engraved title-page vignette showing an anatomy lesson by Leo Ghezzi, portrait of the author, 8 plates; pages LI-LII (first two pages of the index) misbound (as usual) behind pages LIII-LIV. Waterstaining affects last plate, but only margins of earlier plates and text leaves. Full contemporary vellum, red calf spine label; water damaged, warped, spine ends bumped, vellum soiled, torn at spine ends on back cover. Ownership inscription. Good. FIRST ITALIAN EDITION. Gaetano Petrioli made a cottage industry of the anatomical plates of Bartolomeo Eustachi, who had completed his drawings in 1552. After they were discovered in the Vatican Library early in the eighteenth century, Pope Clement XI presented them to his physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, who published them in 1714 together with his own notes. Petrioli in his turn obtained the original Eustachi plates used by Lancisi from Cardinal Caraffa, and claimed that Lancisi had authorized him to produce an improved edition. The forty-seven Eustachi plates were bound in Petrioli's Riflessioni anatomiche . . . (Rome: Zempel, 1740). Eight additional plates were designed by Petrioli and published in Latin in 1748 and in Italian in 1750. The Otto tavole offered here contains only the eight plates of Petrioli, each signed "Orig. di Gaet. Petrioli." The contents of Petrioli's various works on Eustachi are inconsistent; Choulant pointed out that the Eustachi plates are sometimes found in the Riflessioni, and sometimes in the Otto tavole. The various supplementary sections to the Otto tavole refer to Boerhaave, Albinus and Haller. Petrioli was surgeon to the king of Sardinia. Blake, NLM, p. 346. See Choulant-Frank, pp. 200-204 and Garrison and Morton 391, on the history and transmission of the Eustachi plates; J. Norman 18:479; Waller 7333. [Complete title: Le otto tavole anatomiche con cinquanta figure in foglio delineate per compimento dell'opera sublime, et imperfetta del celebre Bartolomeo Eustachio di S. Severino della Marca composte con sommo studio, e fatica da. . . Illustrate dal medesimo autore di note, non pria d'ora date alla luce, con l'aggiunte delli sopra commenti fatti dallo stesso Petrioli a quelli del rinomatissimo Bernardo Siegfried Albini dott. di medicina, anotomia, e chirurgia nell'Accademia di Londra; e Presidente de i Professori del Colleggio Chirurgico di Leide. Dedicate all'Emin.mo e Rev.mo signore, il signor Cardinale Gio: Battista Mesmer.]
Title: Le otto tavole anatomiche con cinquanta figure in foglio delineate per compimento dell'opera sublime, et imperfetta del celebre Bartolomeo Eustachio di S. Severino della Marca composte con sommo studio, e fatica da. . .
Categories: Italian Anatomy,
Publisher: Roma:, nella Stamperia di Antonio de'Rossi, 1750.: 1750
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: M0743LV
Keywords: Italian Anatomy