Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Giacomo de' Franceschis, 1604.
5th Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #002960
2 parts in one volume. Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Giacomo de' Franceschis, 1604. Folio (322 x 224 mm). , 510, ;  pp., including half-title, elaborate engraved title-page by Francesco Valeggio, separate title-page to second part (F. Paulinus, Universa antiquorum anatome) with large woodcut device, woodcut initials and headpieces, index, numerous woodcut anatomical text illustrations throughout. Signatures: (pi)4 A-Yy6 Zz8, a2 b-c4. Contemporary plain vellum with spine titled in faint ink (vellum little soiled, corners slightly bumped and worn), sprinkled edges. Text generally crisp and clean with very minor occasional spotting, faint or light dampstains to blank margin in places, worming to endpapers and final 3 leaves (of 2nd part) affecting two words on leaf c3, closed tear without loss to leaf Gg5 repaired with paper stripe and obscuring few letters on recto. Provenance: Dr. Piergiorgio Boreo (monogram- and pictorial bookplate to front pastedown); Zlatko Ivan Pozeg (bookplate to front pastedown). A near fine, well margined copy. ----
Cushing VI.A.-5; Heirs of Hippocrates 285; NLM/Krivatsy 12318; Wellcome 6563. This edition closely follows the 1568 Francesco de' Franceschi's edition and uses the same woodcut blocks by Criegher. It is the fifth edition (the fourth folio edition); the first (with the title De humani corporis fabrica) was published in 1543 in Basel.The volume was probably published as a textbook for students of Fabrizio di Acquapendente, professor of anatomy at Padua. The fine engraved title page has an architectural border, signed F. Valegio, which includes small portraits of Vesalius, Juan Valverde, and "Crug." (engraver Giovanni Chrieger?) - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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