Bibliographic Details

Andreae Vesalij Bruxellensis, scholae medicorum Patauinae professoris De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.

Author / Creator Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564, author.
Uniform title De humani corporis fabrica libri septem
Imprint Basileae : Ex officina Ioannis Oporini, anno salutis reparatae MDLXIII mense Iunio [June 1543]
Description [12], 659, that is, 663 pages, [37] pages : illustrations (woodcuts), portrait (woodcut) ; 49 cm (folio)
Language Latin, Greek, Hebrew
Subject Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800.
Human anatomy.
Early works.
Woodcuts -- Switzerland -- Basel -- 1543.
Vellum bindings (Binding)
Blind tooled bindings (Binding)
Pigskin bindings (Binding)
Wooden boards (Binding)
Brass clasps (Binding)
Catches (Binding)
Expurgated copies (Provenance)
Annotations (Provenance)
Manicules (Provenance)
Underscoring (Provenance)
Presentation inscriptions (Provenance)
Format Print, Book
Local Note Copy 1: University of Chicago Library's copy has binding error: double plate to be paced between leaves p3 and p4 bound before leaf p3.
Copy 2: University of Chicago Library's copy imperfect: lacking leaves m2 and m3 (leaf m3 included eight anatomical figures which were to be cut out and superimposed on the folded double leaf plate).
Copy 1: University of Chicago Library's copy forms part of the Dr. Morris Fishbein Collection.
Copy 2: University of Chicago Library's copy from the Stanton A. Friedberg, M.D. Rare Book Collection of Rush University Medical Center at the University of Chicago.
Discovery of this item made possible by a gift from Julie and Roger Baskes.
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/874443
Varying Form of Title Andreae Vesalii Brvxellensis, scholae medicorum Patauinae professoris De humani corporis fabrica libri septem
Other authors / contributors Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568, printer.
Evans, Herbert M. (Herbert McLean), 1882-1971, former owner.
Stanton A. Friedberg, M.D. Rare Book Collection of Rush University Medical Center at the University of Chicago.
Provenance Copy 1: Erased former owner's inscription, partially visible.
Copy 1: Illustrated bookplate: Ex libris Herbert McLean Evans.
Copy 1: Expurgated copy[?]; "Ioanni Oporino" inked out in heading to Vesalius' letter to Oporinus.
Copy 1: Former owner's underscoring, manicules and other index marks; some manuscript corrections to pagination errors.
Copy 2: Crossed out former owner's inscription dated: 1555.
Copy 2: Former owner's inscription: Petrus Wÿnants medic[us] 1581 20 Aprilis.
Copy 2: Inscription: Vidua D. Petri Wÿnants medicinae doctoris ad mariti memoriam huic bibliotheca dono dedit.
Copy 2: Inscription: Andreas W. dono dabat [illegible, crossed out] Collegij Soctis. Iesu Bruxens. 1639 M.B.
Copy 2: Inscription: Dec. 25, 1941 Affectionately presented to Dr. Richard B. Capps by his father Joseph A. Capps, MD.
Copy 2: Former owners' manuscript annotations in 2 hands; underscoring; on some illustrations index letters have been colored over in red.
Copy 1: Vesalius portrait state 1.
Copy 2: Vesalius portrait state 2.
Copy 1: Binding: Vellum over boards; manuscript spine title.
Copy 2: Binding: Blind tooled pigskin over wooden boards; brass catches and clasps; stamped on front cover "MDXLVII."
Notes Imprint from colophon.
Woodcut portrait of Vesalius known in two states: state 1 without chip in upper left-hand corner; state 2 with small chip in upper left-hand corner.
Signatures: *⁶(±*6) A-Z⁶ a-l⁶ m⁸(m2+chi², ±m3, -m6) n-o⁶ p⁴(p3+chi²) q-z⁶ 2A-L⁶ 2M⁸.
"Omnes terniones, praeter m & Mm quaterniones. Caeterùm in m propter insutam extra reliquas chartas figuram quaternione, obseruabis semifolio ideo iniectum, ut ex imaginibus ipsi impressis uariae portiunculae, insutae illic figurae commitii queant. Sic & p, propter insuendam figuram, triernio efficitur"--Page [35] at end.
Paging irregular.
Pages 177, 235, 268, 273, 297, 313-491, 513, 662-663 misnumbered "179", "237", "266", "175", "287", "213"-"391", "511", "658"-"659", respectively; pages 313-[314] and 353-354 as numbered in the text are each printed on two folded leaves. Consult detailed description of the work in Cushing.
Engraved factotum title page with illustration of Vesalius giving a demonstration of a dissection in Padua; initials; printer's device at end.
Includes errata (page 1 at end).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des XVI. Jahrhunderts (VD 16), entry V 910
Cushing, H. Bio-bibliography of Andreas Vesalius, VI.A.-1
Morton, L.T. Morton's medical bibliography, 375
In Latin with some Greek and Hebrew.

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