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Price: £5,500.00

  

Dilucidatio Valvularum

and 12 Other Titles

By Frederik Ruysch et al.

1665-1729 - Various

9.5" by 7"; [14] 94, [1] 36, [1] 18, [4] 48 [2], [6] 38 [2], [4] 20 [1], [1] 8, [1] 23 [2], [1] 13, [1] 12, [1] 44, 16 [2], 6, 81pp

 


 

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A  collection of anatomical works by Frederik Ruysch

A scarce first edition of Rusych's important work Dilucidatio Valvularum

bound together with 12 other Ruysch Tracts.

Dilucidatio Valvularum collates complete with seven plates as called for though they are misnumbered as expected. This is a very rare work, only two copies foundd at auction in the last forty years and the only complete copy sixteen years ago for over 1500.

This work is very scarce. Appears to be a personally bound collection in the style of Ruysch's Opera Omnia.

Frederik Ruysch was a Dutch botanist and anatomist. He is known for the discovery of the Vomeronasal organ in snakes, the central artery of the eye and valves in the lymphatic system. The central work of this collection is his main original work in which he explores the valves of the lymphatic system.

The 12 tracts included in this collection are:

Ruyschius Decus Prima (1729)- Lacking 2 plates- Loosely inserted as photocopies to the rear 
Epistola Problematica (1729)
Ruyschius Decus Secunda (1720) 
Ruyschius Decus Tertia (1723)- Lacking 3 plates
Loosely inserted as photocopies to the rear
Tractatio Anatomica de Musculo in Duno Urteri (1726)
Epistola viri Clarissimi Hecqueti (1727)
Epistola Gratulatoria (1727)
Dissertatio Epistolica Bohlius (1727)
Responsio ad Dissertationem: Jo Christophe Bohlii (1721)

Responsoi ad Godefridi Bidloi Libellum (1721)
Responsio et Epistolia (1721)
 
Epistola Anatomica ad Hermanno Boerhaave (1722)

With a total of 17 original plates and individual figures. All works are complete unless otherwise stated.
 

CONDITION

Rebound in a calf binding. Externally, worn. Front board detached but present. Rear joint starting but still firm. Front and rear pastedown removed. Front and rear free-endpapers with tears and loss. Pencil annotation to front free-endpaper and blank detailing collation of works in this collection. Internally, binding weak with many pages and someplates loose or loosening. Pages generally bright and but age toned with occasional light foxing. Some marginal worming.  First book has been laid in to archival paper. Loose photocopies of some plates inserted to the rear. Overall: FAIR. If rebound could be a good copy of works.

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