[ANATOMY]. Neue anatomische Tafeln: Mit auswaehlender Benutzung der vorzueglichsten und kostbarsten auslaendischen Werke von Cloquet, Lizars, Mascagni u. A. Erste [-zweite] Lieferung. [Apparently all published]. Weimar, Grossherzgl.Sächs. Landes-Industrie-Comptoir 1827 [-1828].
A very rare and independent supplement in two fascicules in imperial folio to Justus Christian Loder and Johann Christian Rosenmüller’s epochal anatomical and surgical works.
From 1794 to 1803 Loder published Tabulae anatomicae, which was a masterpiece containing a complete collection of anatomical illustrations of the human body. The work was one of the largest and most comprehensive anatomical atlases in its time.
As per the note on the printed title label these two issues or fascicules were produced following repeated demand for anatomical ‘updates’ from purchasers of the earlier works, as well as others interested. These new plates are after Gall, Clocquet, Delabarre, Home and Bauer, Rolando, and Brechet, and show the brain, the teeth and their development, muscles, blood vessels, the spinal cord, etc. These two issues appear to be the only ‘additions’ to complete or update Loder and Rosenmüller’s rather earlier publications.
DROUIN, Vincent Denis. Description du cerveau, des principales distributions de ses dix paires de nerfs, & des organes des sens. Avec les figures. Paris, Guillaume de Lüyne, 1691.
First edition of this rare work on the brain and the sense organs, important in the development of neuroanatomy during the late seventeenth century.
MARZIO, Galeotto (MARTIUS Galeotti). De homine libri duo. Georgi Merulae Alexandrine in Galeotum annotationes. Cum indicibus utrobiq[ue] contentoru[m] & copiosissimis & certissimis. [Colophon:] Basle, Johann Froben, May, 1517.
First Froben edition of Marzio’s work on human anatomy, the first printing of the sixteenth century and the first printing outside Italy, beautifully produced and here preserved in a wonderful example of a strictly contemporary, ascetic vellum binding.
SANDIFORT, Eduard and Gerard. Museum Anatomicum Academiae Lugduno-Bataviae. Leiden, Luchtmans, 1793.
First (only) edition of this rare and splendidly illustrated anatomical catalogue published in two large folios and, at the same time, Sandifort’s most important work.
‘Eduard Sandifort, at one time physician at The Hague, was afterward successor to Albinus in the chair of anatomy and surgery at Leyden ... Like Albinus he directed his efforts to the development and perfection of anatomic drawing ... Appended to the first volume are nine finished copperplates, each representing in natural size the profile and the front view of a skull. The skulls represented are those of a Calmuck, a tartar from Kazan, a negro, a Russian, a Swede, an Englishman, a Frenchman, an Italian, and a woman from Hanover. In the second volume are one hundred and twenty-seven enclosed copperplates on pathologic-anatomic subjects, one hundred and three of which pertain to osteology, ten to the anatomy of the soft parts, two to the study of the concrements, while the last twelve represent monsters’ (Choulant-Frank).
‘In Sandifort’s opinion, those lacking a collection of diseased parts would equally be pleased with his work, which he considered as a paper museum of pathological cases and a reference tool for medical men; this statement, which was to become a topos in pathological iconography, captures the purpose and intended audience of these works’ (Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Visualizing Disease: The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations pp. 73-74).