Andreas Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica (1555)



Vesalius, Andreas (1514-1564)
De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. [upper shield.] Cum Caesareae maiest. Galliarum regis, ac senatus veneti gratia & priuilegio, ut in diplomatis eorundem continetur. [bottom of woodcut, on animal operating table]. Basileae, per Ioannem Oporinum. [below woodcut.]

Colopbon: Basileae, ex officina loannis Oporini, anno salutuis per Christum partae M D L V. Mense Augusto.

Fol. [12], 824, [46] p. illus., port. 1555.

Second folio edition, an improved text, with some anatomical errors corrected. New artist for title page dissection scene, with variations from original. Vesalius had left Padua, so this edition is headed: Andreae Vesalii bruxeliensis, invictissimi Caroli V. imperatoris medici.

Bookplate on endaper, Lauder of Fountain Hall.

Cushing VI A-3.



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