Limited Edition of only 400 Hand-Numbered Copies
Easton Press, Norwalk. CT. 2013. Andreas Vesalius "De Humani Corporis Fabrica". Slipcased limited edition of only 400 produced. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. As new, still sealed in the original shrink-wrap. Over 700 pages. 10.5″ x 15.5″.
The original 1543 First Edition is now valued at over $300,000 but you now have the unique opportunity to acquire this Easton Press leather bound edition (2013) for only a fraction of this price.
De Humani Corporis Fabrica (“On the Fabric of the Human Body”) by Easton Press is a magnificent re-creation of Andreas Vesalius’s brilliantly illustrated textbook of human anatomy from 1543.
The father of modern human anatomy, Vesalius created the first great printed volume on the workings of the human body, with illustrations far superior to any produced previously. So important was this work that it resulted in Vesalius’s fame and appointment as physician to the Holy Roman Emperor.
This edition is limited to only 400 hand-numbered copies and includes the following features:
- All the original illustrations from the groundbreaking 1543 edition.
- A guide in English to this landmark work.
- Two-color stamping.
- A fabric covered slipcase for storage and display.
- Hand-numbered and limited to only 400 copies worldwide
- Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather
- Oversized 10.5″ x 15.5″
- Sealed in the original shrink-wrap
- High quality archival and acid-free paper.
- Custom-crafted slipcase
- beautidul satin ribbon marker
- over 700 pages.
This edition is now SOLD OUT from the publisher.
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De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Latin for "On the fabric of the human body in seven books") is a set of books on human anatomy written by Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) and published in 1543. It was a major advance in the history of anatomy over the long-dominant work of Galen, and presented itself as such.
The collection of books is based on his Paduan lectures, during which he deviated from common practice by dissecting a corpse to illustrate what he was discussing. Dissections had previously been performed by a barber surgeon under the direction of a doctor of medicine, who was not expected to perform manual labour. Vesalius's magnum opus presents a careful examination of the organs and the complete structure of the human body. This would not have been possible without the many advances that had been made during the Renaissance, including artistic developments in literal visual representation and the technical development of printing with refined woodcut engravings. Because of these developments and his careful, immediate involvement, Vesalius was able to produce illustrations superior to any produced previously.
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
- Easton Press (2013)
- Deluxe Limited Edition of only 400
- Full Genuine Leather
- see product description
- 10.5″ x 15.5″