De monstris ac monstrosis quibusdam ad Josephum Puteum.
Venice: Typis Joannis Baptistae Pasqualis, 1749.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Near Fine. Item #002899
4to (320 x 227 mm). 18 unnumbered leaves including title, woodcut device on title, head-piece, 3 engraved plates by Arimini bound at end. Signatures: a-c4 d6. Contemporary carta rustica (inner hinges weak). Very minor occasional spotting to final leaves, excised lower blank portion of title-leaf resored with new paper, but generally a crisp and clean copy with wide margins. ----
Wellcome II, p.161. FIRST EDITION. Large paper copy. FIRST EDITION of this short work on monstrosities published under Bianchi's pseudonym Janus Plancus. Bianchi (1693-1775) was professor of anatomy in Siena and later physician in Rimini (see Goldschmid, p.59). The engravings depict Siamese twins of a cow and a cat and other zoological and botanical deformations. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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