Oggetti più interessanti di ostetricia e di storia naturale esistenti nel Museo ostetricio della Regia Università di Padova . .
Padova: Stamperia del Seminario, 1807.
1st Edition. Soft cover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #003015
Folio (290 x 212 mm). viii, 79  pp., including first blank, woodcut ornaments, 10 engraved plates by Gaetano Malacarne (plates 8-10 misnumbered). All pages uncut and mostly unopened. Publisher's printed carta rustica wrappers (covers slightly foxed and stained, spine ends chipped with considerable loss). Text generally crisp and clean with very minor occasional spotting, first blank torn at fore-margin, first gathering working loose. Provenance: Giancarlo Beltrame Library. Very good copy. ----
Wellcome IV, p.34; not in Waller. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of an interesting teratological work on fetal monsters with emphasis on their brains. His studies is based on specimens in the collection of the Obstetrological Museum of the University of Padova. Vincenzo Malacarne (1744-1816) was a university professor of medicine, surgery, and obstetrics in Turin, Padua, and Pavia. He made important contributions in surgery, human anatomy, obstetrics, teratology and neurology. Malacarne was the first to completely describe the human cerebellum for which he deserves a special place in the history of neurology. (see L. D. Longo and L. P. Reynolds, Wombs with a View: Illustrations of the Gravid Uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century, Springer, 2016, p.364). This treatise is of exceptional rarity. We could not trace any copy at auction in the past 50 years. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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