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Comparative anatomy with detailed plates

CAMPER, Pieter. Oeuvres de Pierre Camper, qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, la physiologie et l'anatomie comparée.
Paris, Jansen and Bertrand; Bordeaux, Melon, 1803. 3 text volumes (8vo) and 1 plate volume (folio). With stipple-engraved author's portrait by B. Roger and 34 numbered engraved plates with anatomical illustrations of animals by Picquenot and Vinkeles after Camper, including an orangutan and an elephant. Text volumes bound in contemporary mottled calf with richly gold-tooled spines, and the plates volume in contemporary half calf with green marbled sides. Full description
€ 2,000
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Very rare Brussels edition of the first anatomical atlas illustrated by lithography, with 300 plates

CLOQUET, Jules Germain. Anatomie de l'homme, ou description et figures lithographiées de toutes les parties du corps humain; ... publiée par C. de Lasteyrie. ... Tome premier[-second].
Brussels, Livorno, Leipzig, Auguste Wahlen, 1828[-1831?]. 2 volumes plus a supplement, bound as 1. Royal folio (52 x 35.5 cm). With 2 letterpress title-pages and 300 numbered lithographed plates. Later 19th-century half sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 4,950
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Epoch-making study of snake venoms

FONTANA, Felice. Traité sur le vénin de la vipere sur les poisons Americains sur le laurier-cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végétaux. On y a joint des observations sur la structure primitive du corps animal. Différentes expériences sur la reproduction des nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'oeil.
Florence, (without publisher), 1781. 2 volumes. 4to. With 10 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,500
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An interesting treatise on brothels

FRANCUS, Georgio (Georg FRANCK VON FRANCKENAU). Tractatio qua lupanaria, vulgo Huren-Häuser, ex principiis medicis improbantur.
Halle, Joh. Chr. Hendel, 1743. 4to. With woodcut vignet on title, woodcut headpiece, and large woodcut initial in text. Modern wrappers. Full description
€ 850
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Healthy diets recommended by a physician

GAUTIER, Alexandre. Traité des alimens, leurs qualités, leurs effets, et du choix que l'on doit en faire, selon l'age, le sexe, le tempérament, la profession, les climats, les habitudes et les maladies, pendant la grossesse, l'allaitement, etc.
Paris, Audot (back of title-page: printed by A. Henry), 1828. 18mo. Original publisher's printed orange paper wrappers. Full description
€ 1,250
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Baskerville’s last, largest and most expensive book, with stunning, mostly life-sized anatomical plates
of pregnant women and their unborn children
“one of the finest anatomical atlases ever to be produced” (Garrison & Morton)

HUNTER, William. Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata, ... The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures, ...
Birmingham, printed by John Baskerville; London sold by Samuel Baker & George Leigh, Thomas Cadell, David Wilson & George Nicol, John Murray, 1774. Royal 1mo (67 x 48.5 cm). With 34 numbered engraved anatomical plates (plate size 35.5 x 29 cm to 58.5 x 46 cm), drawn by Jan van Riemsdijk and engraved by Robert Strange and others. Without the dedication leaf present in some copies. 20th-century half brown goatskin morocco. Full description
€ 9,000
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