Description: ANATOMY -- SANTORINI, G.D. Observationes anatomicæ. Venice, G.B. Recurti, 1724. 12, 250 (recte 252) pp. W. 3 (fold.) engr. plates. - Bound with: D.C. COURCELLES. Icones musculorum capitis, (…). met eene Nederduitse verklaring over de selve. Leiden, Ex typogr. Dammeana, 1743. (4), 83, (5) pp. W. 8 engr. (fold.) plates. - 2 in 1 vol. 4°. Cont. blind tooled vellum. (Top of spine a bit dam., second work a bit browned/foxed in places). Ad 1: "Santorini was one of the ablest dissectors of his day. In the above work many new discoveries of anatomical details are set forth, together with corrections of some of the errors of earlier anatomists. The work describes the four major discoveries for which Santorini is known eponymically: Santorini's cartilage, Santorini's vein, Santorini's duct, and Santorini's caruncula" (Garrison-Morton). - First edition. G-M, 392; Norman, 1887; Waller, 8474; Cat. Weil 18, 310: "Haller calls it a unique book"; Hirsch V, 177. Ad 2: David Cornelis de Courcelles (1710-?), Dutch anatomist. He matriculated at Leiden and graduated there in 1739 after defending a thesis on the muscles of the footsole. The present work is on the muscles of the head, with superb engravings. - First edition. Lindeboom, 378; BMN I, 88; Waller, 2184; Wellcome, 106142; Hirsch II, 93.
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