Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 16

 
Giovanni Battista Morgagni - De sedibus morborum. 1761.


 
16
Giovanni Battista Morgagni
De sedibus morborum. 1761.
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,680
Sold:
€ 3,360 / $ 3.931

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Morgagni, G. B., De sedibus, et causis morborum per anatomen indagatis libri quinque ... 2 vols. in 1. With engr. portrait after J. Renard and 2 engr. title vignettes (rep.). Venice, Typographia Remondiniana 1761. Contemp. calf. Folio. XCVI, 298 pp., 1 blank leaf; 452 pp.
PMM 206. - Garrison/Morton 2276. - Dibner 125. - Norman coll. 1547. - Wellcome IV, 178. - Blake 312. - Osler 1178. - Waller 6672. - Hirsch/Hüb IV, 265. - First edition of Morgagni's main work. "By this great work, one of the most important in the history of medicine, Morgagni was the true founder of modern pathological anatomy. The work was completed in Morgagni's 79th year and consists of a series of 70 letters reporting about 700 cases and necropsies. As best he could, he correlated the clinical record with the post-mortem finding. Morgagni gave the first descriptions of several pathological conditions." (Garrison/M.) - Spine restored using the original material, endpapers and corners of binding renewed. All in all fine, inside clean copy.
First edition of this milestone in medicine. "The book includes a number of brilliant descriptions of new diseases, some of which have remained classics until our own day, particularly those of the heart, blood vessels, lungs and throat" (PMM). - 2 vols. in 1. With engr. portrait and 2 engr. title-vignettes (repeated). Contemp. calf. - Spine restored using the old material, endpapers and corners of binding renewed. Else well-preserved, inside clean copy.

16
Giovanni Battista Morgagni
De sedibus morborum. 1761.
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,680
Sold:
€ 3,360 / $ 3.931

(incl. 20% surcharge)