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Crooke (Helkiah)

MIKROKOSMOGRAPHIA, A DESCRIPTION OF THE BODY OF MAN

Published: London, 1631

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TOGETHER WITH THE CONTROVERSIES THERETO BELONGING.

Collected and translated out of all the best Authors of anatomy, especially out of Gasper Bauhinus and Andreas Laurentius.

The Second Edition Corrected and Enlarged.

(xxix),(i blank), 1012 pages (numerous errors in pagination and page numbers 878 - 887 omitted, thus 1004 pages in all), (lacks the engraved title page), wood-engraved title page vignette, many wood-engraved illustrations throughout the text, engraved chapter headpieces, minor tears in the margins of a few leaves, light browning at the page edges but overall the contents are crisp.
Printed at London by Thomas and Richard Cotes, and are to be sold by Michael Sparke, dwelling at the blue Bible in Greene Arbor, 1631

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AN EXPLANATION OF THE FASHION AND USE OF THREE AND FIFTY INSTRUMENTS OF CHIRURGERY, Gathered out of Ambrosius Pareus, the famous French chirurgian, and done into English, for the behoofe of yong Practitioners in chirurgery, by H.C.

(iv), 60, (i contents), (blank), (i errata), (i blank), pages, wood-engraved title page vignette, followed by a three-quarter wood-engraving on a leaf \\\'The Printer to the Reader\\\', many wood-engraving of surgical instruments in the text, light staining and dust soiling in the margins of the last few pages but generally the contents are crisp.

London, Printed for Michael Sparke 1631

Contemporary calf sides worn and rubbed at the edges and the bottom corner of the upper board is cracked, rebacked (damaged at the top of the spine.)

MIKROKOSMOGRAPHIA, A DESCRIPTION OF THE BODY OF MAN was first published in 1616, and is a general treatise on human anatomy and physiology based upon the two anatomical writers of the greatest repute at the time, Bauhin and Laurentius.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: Folio (330 x 220 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
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