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BARTHOLIN, Thomas (1616--1680)
Thomæ Bartholini Casp. F. Anatomia, ex Caspari Bartholini parentis Institutionibus, omniumque recentiorum & propriis observationibus tertiùm ad sanguinis circulationem reformata cum iconibus novis accuratissimis.
Lugd. Batav apud Franciscum Hackium, 1651.
[16], 576, [16] p., [7] fold. pl. : add. engr. t.-p., engr. port., [64] engr. illus. ; 20.8 cm. (8º)

Thomas Bartholin was an anatomist, physician, naturalist, physiologist and mathematician who gave the first detailed description of the human lymphatic system. The portrait of the author on the verso of the letterpress title-page is engraved by Jonas Sniderhoef after Carl van Mander. The engraved illustrations, mostly full-page, are numbered I--XXXI, I--IX, I--XI, I--V, I--V, I--III. Includes 'Johannis Walæi Epistolæ Duæ: De Motv Chyli Et Sanguinis: Ad Thomam Bartholinum, Casp. Filium. Editio Quinta', pp. [529]--576 with divisional title-page and continuous pagination and register. The final leaf of the index (Oo8) is blank.

Copy Notes Subjoined to the Soane copy is an appendix 'de Lacteis Thoracicis, & de Vasis Lymphaticis', pp. 577--592 (sig. Oo8) with a further folded engraved plate, forming part of the 1655 edition printed by Adriaan Vlaccq in The Hague. Bought from Thomas Boone for 2s. on 4 March 1807 (Spiers Box). Inscribed in pencil by Boone on verso of front free-endpaper with Portrait / back of the Title / & many fine Engravd / plates / =s2= / af. With a small calligraphic monogram WS(?) in ink at the top fore-edge of the engraved title.

Binding C17th Dutch laced case vellum, ink-tooled spine-title.

Reference Number 4721


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