Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018
161 162 MEDICINE LOTS 161-175 SEE ALSO LOT 107 161 c ALBINUS, BERNHARD SIEGFRIED. Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Bartholomaei Eustachii. 89 engraved plates, comprising 47 after Eustachi with the remainder duplicates in outline. , 28, 277 [i. e., 275],  pages. Folio, 389x245 mm, contemporary calf, quite worn, spine ends chipped, cover corners worn through; varying marginal foxing through most of volume, occasional browning of text leaves, scattered minor stains, red wax seal in blank portion of title, wormtrail through outer margin of approximately 70 leaves toward end slightly affecting the border of some plates. Leiden: (Typographia Dammeana for) Johannes Arnold Langerak et al., 1744 [800/1,200] first albinus edition of Bartolommeo Eustachi’s Tabulae anatomicae, and the first to include outline plates as a learning aid. The engravings of Eustachi’s drawings were completed in the mid- 16th century but remained unpublished until their rediscovery in the Vatican Library in the early 18th century, when they were presented by Pope Clement XI to his physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, who first published them in 1714. Garrison-Morton 391 (original edition, “more accurate than the work of Vesalius”); Choulant-Frank, page 202; Heirs of Hippocrates 326 (this edition). 162 c BAIER, JOHANN JACOB. Biographiae professorum medicinae qui in Academia Altorfina unquam vixerunt. 15 etched portraits. 4to, 202x165 mm, contemporary German red morocco gilt with emblem of Justice on front cover, gilt floral brocade pastedowns, spine faded and rubbed; contents clean. Nuremberg & Altdorf: heirs of Joseph Daniel Tauber, 1728 [1,000/1,500] first edition of an early work of its kind, a bio-bibliography of the medical faculty at Altdorf, where the author was professor of physiology and surgery. Pages 147-76 deal with his own life and writings. Breslauer sale 37 (this copy).