Rome: Giovanni Zempel / Antonio de Rossi, 1740.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #003448
I. Riflessioni Anatomiche sulle note di Monsignor Gio. Maria Lancisi fatte sopra le tavole del celebre Bartolomeo Eustachio... Rome: Giovanni Zempel, 1740. , 8, 10, 27 , 98, , 99-200 pp. Title with large engraved vignette, woodcut initials, and 41 engraved plates. Imprint on title dated 1740, but title vignette and some plates dated 1741. Includes Latin descriptions of figs. I-VIII by Eustachius on 10 pages with 2 sheets of plates bound after p.10, and of 39 plates numbered IX-XXXXVII by Lancisi bound after p.32. Signatures: [pi]6 (-[pi]6, blank), A4, A-C2 (-C2, blank), A-C4, D2, A-H4, I-M2 (-M2, blank), N4, O6; [chi]2 (-[chi]1, blank) P-2B4, 2C2, 2D4, 2E2 (-2E2, blank). Minor occasional spotting and finger-soiling of text and plates. [Bound with:] II. Corso Anatomico o sia universal commento nelle tavole del celebre Bartolomeo Eustachio... Rome: Giovanni Zempel, 1742. , 1-246, 245-254 pp. Title with large engraved vignette, woodcut initials. Added with drop title "Dissertazione Dimonstrative" is a section with separate pagination pp. 245-254. Signatures: A6 A-2G4 2H2(2H2+"2G1"), 2i4 2k2 (-chi2, -k2 blank). Title with paper repair at blank fore-margin, occasional minor spotting, pp. 172-3 slightly stained from formerly pressed plant. [Bound with:] III. Le otto tavole anatomiche con cinquanta figure in foglio delineate... Rome: Antonio de Rossi, 1750. Title with large engraved vignette, engraved portrait frontispiece of Petrioli by Nollin after De Penner, 8 engraved plates (numbered I-VIII) by Gabbuggiani, woodcut initials and headpieces. , 3-56, , 57-138 pp. Roman page numbering. Separate title after p. LVI "Ermanno Boerave ... Opera anatomica dell'economia animale" Signatures: A-G4, a1-7, H-M4 N2 A4 Chi1 A-C4 a-c4. A few text gatherings somewhat browned, occasional minor spotting. Three works in one volume. Folio (353 x 237 mm). Contemporary sheepskin, old rebacking and restoration of lower board with brown morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and some gilt decoration, upper board with large blindstamped and gilt supralibros depicting an archangel surmounting the arch of the alliance and surrounded by a flower garland with angels, sprinkled edges, new endpapers (little rubbing to boards, spine and extremities). Bound without all blank leaves. The text and plate generally very crisp and bright. Provenance: Piergiorgio Borio M.D. (bookplate engraved by Pasquale to front pastedown). Fine copy. ----
Choulant-Frank, pp. 200-204; Waller 7332-7334; Wellcome II, p. 347. RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of the works of Petrioli (1720-1760). The original drawings of Bartholomeo Eustachio which he finished in 1552 were rediscovered by Giovanni Maria Lancisi in the Vatican Library and originally published by him in 1714. With these plates Lancisi was able to complete Eustachio's work. Petrioli, who had permission from Cardinal Caraffa to study Eustachio's plates re-publish them in the present work.
Riflessioni Anatomiche was first issued without the plates, which were added in 1741, and the text seems originally to have ended at p. 78; there is also an apparent break at p. 32. The first section ends at p. 98; a separate (later?) section begins on p. 99 and its paging and signature sequence continues that of the first section. The second section has its own caption title and imprint information in the colophon. Caption title (p. 99): Proseguimento delle Riflessioni, ed ommissioni anatomiche fatto da Gaetano Petrioli Romano ... alle insigni Tavole anatomiche dell'inclito Bartolomeo Eustachio ... e dal dottissimo medico Gio. Maria Lancisi pria d'ogn'altro commentate, ed ora dal suddetto Petrioli per ordine preciso de medesimo, accresciute, ed emendate, con molti novissimi usi dagl'altri non considerati. Colophon on p. 200 reads "In Roma, nella Stamperia di Antonio de'Rossi, nella Strada del Seminario Romano." The work includes descriptions in Latin (2nd 10 p. sequence) by Eustachius of the first.
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