CAMPER, Pieter.

Demonstrationum Anatomico-Pathlogicarum liber primus, continens brachii humani fabricam et morbos. [Bound with:] Demonstrationum Anatomico-Pathlogicarum liber secundus, continens pelvis humanae fabricam et morbos.]

Amstelaedami: apud Joann. Schreuder et Petrum Mortier Juniorem, [-1762].1760

2 parts in 1 volume, large folio. Pp. (vi), 22, (2), 3 engraved plates (including 1 in outline); (iv), 22, (2), 5 engraved plates (including 2 in outline), all by van der Schley from drawings by Camper. Contemporary English half calf, nicely rebacked and recornered, spine with gilt centres and red morocco label, original red morocco label on upper cover. Marbled sides rubbed and soiled, but internally an excellent copy. With the armorial bookplate of Dr. [David] Orme (d. 1812), lecturer on midwifery and man-midwife extraordinary to the City of London Lying-in Hospital.

FIRST EDITION, complete with both parts. The five plates, the largest anatomical drawings in a book by Camper, depict almost life-size the arm, the shoulder, the hand, and the pelvis, including “Camper’s chiasma”, and represent Camper’s most important contribution to surgical anatomy. Choulant/Frank p. 285, describing this work as “particularly valuable”.


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