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Title: Oeuvres. Qui ont pour objet l'Histoire naturelle, La physiologie et l'Anatomie comparée. Together with: Planches pour les oeuvres de Petrus Camper.
Description: Paris, H. J. Jansen, 1803. 8vo. In 3 vols. text. in contemp. hlf.red.mor. over yellow (comb) marbled brds. [...]. (CIV, 591, I; 502, I; 501, I pp.). (Edges of bookblock blue veinmarbling.). Folio atlas [page size meas. appr. 46 x 30 cm] in matching modern comb marbled brds., w. red leather label, giltl. The atlas w. circular engr. portr. ['B. Roger sc.']& 34 engr. pls. ['P.Camper delin 1774 R.Vinkeles sculpsit']. cf G&M 77, '.....artist of skill, made his mark as an anthropologist and craniologist. He discovered the processus vaginalis of the peritoneum and the fibrous structure of the eye, and made several other important contributions to medical science.': Cole p. 474: Hirsch vol. I, pp.813-815: Choulant pp. 38, 284-288: Camper put the Orang on the same anatomical footing as Tyson's pygmy. First extensive description of the species (Cole p. 219) 'One of the greatest teachers of his century. He discovered the pneumaticy of the bones of birds, and made valuable contributions to the comparative anatomy of the Mammalia'. (Cole) He discovered the Angulus facialis, named after him, first measurement of the human skull. With biography (abr.) by A.G. Camper and two "Eloges" by Vicq d'Azyr and Condorcet. This edition the much enlarged version of G&M 77, cf Choulant p. 287.

Keywords: 18th c medicine zoology illustrated books physiology

Price: EUR 1250.00 = appr. US$ 1358.56 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8538