Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 186

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Fabricius, ab Aquapendente (1533-1619)
Opera Anatomica.

Padua: Sumptibus Antonius Meglietti, 1625.

Folio, four parts in one volume, I: Formato Foetu; II: Formatione Ovi & Pulli; III: Locutione & eius Instrumentis; [and] IV: Brutorum Loquela, variant issue (also issued in five parts with the title Opera Physica Anatomica by the same printer in the same year), large engraved printer's mark to title, illustrated as follows, I: thirty-four plates in total, including the unnumbered plate between X and XI, two examples of plate XVI, without plate XVIII (a printer's error?), of these plates ten are double-paged; plate XXII inked spottily resulting in a weak impression of the image; II: seven full-page plates; III: one full-page plate; in all forty-two plates; title page dusty, some short closed tears to bottom margin, bound in full contemporary parchment relaid over modern boards, with original ink title to spine, later pastedowns, endleaves, and endbands, a large copy with deckle edges on some leaves, 16 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.

Rare at auction with three appearances (all with varying plate counts), copies offered in 1922, 1968, and 1975; De Formato Foetu: Norman 751 (1600 edition); Formatione Ovi & Pulli: Norman 752 (1621 edition); De Locutione Norman 749 (1603 edition); Brutorum Loquela: Wellcome I, 2126.