Description anatomique d'un elephant male.
Paris: H.J. Jansen, 1802.
Hardcover. Imperial folio. Very Good. Item #001641
Imperial folio (530x350 mm), uncut, x, , 108 pp., half title, portrait frontispiece, 20 engraved plates, contemporary half calf, skillfully rebacked; foxing to first pages, unobstrusive library stamps. Superb copy. ---
First edition, exeedingly rare - Nissen 798, Schrader-H. 327-328, DSB III, 38: "He performed careful dissections of the elephant. " - published posthumously. - Probably one of the first descriptions of the dissection of a Ceylonese elephant which was carried out in 1774. - Plates with numerous detailed anatomical illustrations.
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