Sale: 405 / Rare Books, May 27./28. 2013 in Hamburg Lot 489

 
Giovanni Battista Morgagni - De sedibus morborum. 1761.


 
489
Giovanni Battista Morgagni
De sedibus morborum. 1761.
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,510
Sold:
€ 3,000 / $ 3.510

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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.

489
Giovanni Battista Morgagni
De sedibus morborum. 1761.
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,510
Sold:
€ 3,000 / $ 3.510

(incl. 20% surcharge)