Description anatomique d'un elephant male. Pierre CAMPER.
Description anatomique d'un elephant male
Description anatomique d'un elephant male

Description anatomique d'un elephant male.

Paris: H.J. Jansen, 1802.

Hardcover. Imperial folio. Very Good. Item #001641

Imperial folio (530x350 mm), uncut, x, [2], 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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