Theodori Craanen - Tractatus physico-medicus de Homine - 1689

Description
Theodori Craanen - Tractatus physico-medicus de Homine - 1689
Medicine - Quantity: 1 - tipped in plates - Book

Bound in period paste with raised bands.
765pp. 36 engravings (missing one, and the portrait on the frontispiece). RARE IN COMMERCE despite the flaws.
The binding is quite flat as seen in the photographs, with a flaw on the back and tears. Courtesy sheet loose, and there are four sheets that are with tears. Only one of the 37 plates and the author's portrait are missing. There are also two handwritten sheets of the index.
Theodori Craanen was a prestigious German physician who lived during the 16th century. He was a fervent follower of Cartesian philosophy, with profoundly innovative ideas, and held that the human body was a set of tubes, levers, and pumps.
This treatise was his masterpiece, and he died shortly before its publication. Only a few copies of the 1722 reissue are known for sale, none are for sale of this first edition of 1689. The pictures are of extraordinary beauty, and of unreal rarity.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Medicine
Author/ Illustrator
Theodori Craanen
Book Title
Tractatus physico-medicus de Homine
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1689
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Apud PETRUM VANDER
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
tipped in plates
Number of pages
765
Dimensions
21×16 cm
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