[GUIDI (Vidus VIDIUS alias Guido). Vidi Vidii Florentini De Anatome corporis hvmani libri VII (...). Venetiis (Venice), Apvd Ivntas, M. D. C. XI (1611)]. In-4 quatro (209 x 301 mm [8-1/4 x 11-3/4 in.]), half-sheep, smooth decorated back (19th Century binding).
ORIGINAL EDITION of this illustrated anatomy treatise, bearing the common title : « Vidi Vidii de Anatome » and comprising seven volumes : 1. « De lumine [...] (Light) », 2. « De ossibus (Bones) [...] », 3. « De nervis (Nerves) [...] », 4. « De musculis (Muscles) [...] », 5. « De ventre (Abdomen) [...] », 6. « De partibus vitali facultati (Vital, faculties) [...] » & 7. « De capite [...] (Head)».
342 pp. (signed : [I], a6, A-Z6, Aa-Dd6 & Ee4) and 78 copper-engraved plates on anatomy.
Spine with rubbing ; damp stains and minor foxings.
Seven pages lacking : titled-frontispiece, a1 (general table of contents) and A1- A5 (ff. numbered 1-10, first ff. from first volume).
Plate VI was printed twice by error instead of plate IV (p. 27), replaced by a large cardboard.
In this copy the original title page is missing and we can find instead the title page of another medical work by Ercole Sassonia (Hercules de Saxonia) entitled Hercvlis Saxoniæ Patavini, In patrio gymnasio medicinæ practicæ quondam professoris celeberrimi, Opera practica […], published in Padua, Italy, in 1639.
Guido Guidi, famous Italian doctor of anatomy from the Renaissance, was born in Florence in1509 and died in Pisa in 1569. His name has been ascribed to the vidian nerve.
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