WILLIS, Thomas. Pathologiae cerebri, et nervosi generis specimen.
Bound with : WILLIS.- Affectionum quæ dicuntur hystericæ et hypochondriacæ pathologia spasmodica vindicata. Leyde, Félicien Lopez 1671.
Bound with : HIGHMORE, Nathaniell. Exercitationes duae quarum prior de passione hysterica… Amsterdam, Capsarum Commelinum 1660.
Piles, who used the pseudonym François Tortebat, was especially noted for his writings and skill as a painter and engraver.
However his chief occupation was that of a diplomat and, at one time, he was the French ambassador to Spain.
Piles first issued these reproductions from Vesalius' works at Paris in 1667.
Intended primarily for artists, his work was preceded only by that of Jacob van der Gracht (1593-1647), the Flemish painter and engraver, who also modeled his figures after those of Vesalius.
However, authorities concede that Piles' book contains the most beautiful reproductions ever made from Vesalius' works. The ten plates in this little-known printing include four muscle figures from the Epitome with the remaining six. In contrast to the Vesalian figures, Piles' figures are reversed in direction and the picturesque backgrounds have been omitted.
Bound after :
- "Mémoire sur cette Question : Les lésions des différentes parties de l'encéphale et de la moelle épinière peuvent-elles être distinguées par des Signes spéciaux" par M. Sandras.
Bound after :
- "Expériences sur le système nerveux, par P.Flourens; faisant suite aux recherches expérimentales sur les propriétés et les fonctions du système nerveux dans les animaux vertébrés du même auteur". 1825.
First edition of two important works by Flourens who is considered one of the founders of experimental neuroscience.
With an autograped letter signed Flourens.
Second revised and enlarged edition of this important treaty, which is part of the efforts of the Franch Navy Academy since 1759 to counter the effects of epidemics on the King's ships, including scurvy.
Atlas only of the second edition.
Vicq d'Azyr's important work on the brain, "representing the most accurate neuroanatomical work produced before the advent of microscopic staining techniques". (Norman on the 1st Ed).
Third edition of this classical works.
Bichat describes how the death spread among the major organs, heart, brain, lungs.
Bichat it gives his well-known definition of life: "La vie est l'ensemble des fonctions qui résistent à la mort" (Life is the set of functions that resist death.).
Illustrated edition of this famous treatise on monsters.
Fortunio Liceti born in Rapallo in 1577, was a man of prodigious scholarship. He published numerous books on medicine, natural history, philosophy and physics. His book on the nature of the monsters here in the original edition, is the first treatise on genetic abnormalities and embryonic malformations.