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Title: The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius. A Worldwide Descriptive Census, Ownership, and Annotations of the 1543 and 1555 Editions.
Description: Leiden / Boston, Brill, 2018. Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science, Volume: 28. ISBN: 978-90-04-33629-2 . Hardcover. xx, 518 pp. ¶ This book provides bibliographic information, ownership records, a detailed worldwide census and a description of the handwritten annotations for all the surviving copies of the 1543 and 1555 editions of Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica. It also offers a groundbreaking historical analysis of how the Fabrica traveled across the globe, and how readers studied, annotated and critiqued its contents from 1543 to 2017. The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius sheds a fresh light on the book’s vibrant reception history and documents how physicians, artists, theologians and collectors filled its pages with copious annotations. It also offers a novel interpretation of how an early anatomical textbook became one of the most coveted rare books for collectors in the 21st century. Publishers Price: €165.00.

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Price: EUR 70.00 = appr. US$ 76.08 Seller: Don Quichot
- Book number: M49123-4357