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    Johann Gottlieb Walter. Observationes anatomicae. Historia monstri bicorporis duobus capitis, tribus pedibus, pectore pelvique concreti. Berlin: 1775.

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    Johann Gottlieb Walter. Observationes anatomicae. Historia monstri bicorporis duobus capitis, tribus pedibus, pectore pelvique concreti. Curae renovatae de anastomosi tubulorum lactiferorum mammae mulieris. Concrementa terrestria. Venae capitis et colli. Cum figuris ad vivum expressis. Berlin: Apud Gottlieb Augustum Lange, 1775.

    First edition. Large folio (16.375 x 10.5 inches; 416 x 266 mm.). [8], LXXXVIII pages. Title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette by Berger. Thirteen folded engraved plates by Daniel Berger, Carl Christian Glassbach, C. B. Glassbach, and S. G. K├╝tner, after Johann Bernard Gottfried Hopffer. Type ornament head-piece; decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Later (?) half mottled sheep over pastepaper over boards. Spine ruled and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with seven raised bands and tan leather label ruled and lettered in gilt; edges stained red; marbled pastedowns. Binding rubbed, with some surface loss; boards exposed in places at corners and board edges. Some browning and occasional foxing; a few leaves with very slight cockling; lower corner of two leaves with tiny holes; a few additional lower corners creased. Outer edge of last plate curled, with a few short tears. An excellent copy in very good condition.

     

    "A skilled anatomist and dissectionist, Walter held the chair of anatomy at Frankfurt am Main and founded a huge anatomical museum later purchased by the University of Berlin. The present work deals with developmental anomalies, such as conjoined twins, supernumerary limbs, and abnormalities in blood vessels and viscera. The nine large engravings are drawn from original dissections" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1015).



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