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De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius, 1514-1564 ; Wood-engravings by J.S. van Calcar
‘On the fabric of the human body ‘ by the Brussels born physician Andreas Vesalius (Andries van Wesel) marks the birth of the anatomy as a science. It contains an elaborate, accurate, clearly constructed and illustrated account of the dissections by the author.  Empirical research replaces the customary reiteration of accepted views from classical antiquity, especially those of Galen  (AD 129–c. 200/c. 216)
This book is especially enjoyed by work experience students who are excited by a very old book. with a familiar author if they have recently been studying history of science at school. One visitor from Brazil  was interested in all the 15th century books as it would seem they were published before his country was discovered!

Further reading The book of books: 500 years of graphic innovation edited by Mathieu…

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This is the journal of Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities, and all who sail in her. Information, updates, rantings, musings and pretty pictures related (loosely I would imagine) to the world of rare and antiquarian books will be brought to you by a number of different personalities, some of whom cohabit in the same person's head. We welcome queries, comments and contributions of virtually any description, and in return we will attempt to rein in our multitudinous personality disorders and deliver wonders and joys beyond compare. At least that's the plan. View all posts by bibliodeviant

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