Auction 349 Old & Rare Books - Natural History - Science - Medicine
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CABROLIUS, B. Ontleeding des Menschelycken Lichaems. Eertyts int Latijn beschreven, nu verduijtscht en met bijvoechselen als oock Figueren verrijckt d. V.F. P(lemp). Amst., C. v. Breugel for H. Laurents, 1633. (16), 262 pp. W. 4 double-p. plates & 123 text-engr. of human parts (i.a. many skulls), diff. in size. Fol. Cont. vellum. (Upper hinge split and clumsily rep., traces of use (i.e. a bit thumbed, small stains in places), small repair to lf. 1N5, small wormhole in lower inner margin of lvs. 1H3-1I6 (not affecting text), last blank failing).

Nicolaes Tulp's own copy, with his name written on the upper outer corner of the first free endpaper (v°-side). Some 10 cm below his name in the same hand, follows Tulp's motto "Deo frui finis hominis" ("To enjoy the end of man"). This first Dutch edition was also dedicated to Tulp (1593-1674) by the translator Vopiscus Fortunatus Plemp (1601-c.1671) with a 'Toe-eyghen-brief' which follows after the fine engraved title. Nicolaes Tulp was one of the most famous medical doctors of the 17th c., but he will eternally be remembered because of his portrait by Rembrandt: the 'Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp' (1632). Curiously enough, this edition also has an engraved double-page representation after Jacob de Gheyn II by Andries Jacobsz Stock of an anatomical lesson given by Pieter Pauw at the Leiden anatomical theatre. - Lindeboom 1544-5; Hirsch IV, 630; cf. Cat. Haskell F. Norman Library, 422.

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