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    The Only Collected Edition of Vesalius' Works,
    with All Eighty-Two Engraved Plates

    Andreas Vesalius. Opera Omnia Anatomica & Chirurgica... Leiden: Joannem du Vivie and Joan. & Herm. Verbeek, 1725. First edition of the only collected edition of Vesalius. Two folio volumes bound into one. Approximately 17.75 x 11 inches. [48], 572; [8], 577-1156, [51, Index], [1, blank] pages. With half-title of volume I, engraved title-page and eighty-two engraved plates by Jan Wandelaar after the original woodcuts. Title-pages printed in red and black. With many intertextual engravings. This copy bound without the rare portrait of Vesalius. Bound in contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, spine ruled in blind. Binding worn with chipping and tears, rear hinge starting, gutter facing page [x] badly cracked with tears to facing leaves, text and plates intermittently foxed, the first 150 or so pages dampstained, along with a few scattered pages throughout. Page 57 with a repaired tear at top. Pages 243 - 250, 905 - 916 and 991 - 994 misbound (but all present). Some thumbsoiling in text and on plates, early leaves somewhat wrinkled. Overall, a good copy of this massive work, edited by Boerhaave and Albinus. Choulant-Frank, p. 183. Heirs of Hippocrates, 287. Norman 2143.

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