Auction 458 / Lot n° 70

DELLA CROCE, Giovanni Andrea (1515?-1575) - Cirugia universale, e perfetta di tutte le parti pertinenti all'ottimo Chirurgo. Venice: Niccolò Pezzana, 1661. Later edition, of this important work, notable especially for it's emphasis on military surgery. Durling 1805; Wellcome 1669; Garrison-Morton 4850.4: "Croce improved the instruments for trephination, and published classic woodcuts depicting the operation, including the first illustration of a neurological surgery actually taking place. The work is also important for Croce’s descriptions of cranial and cerebral diseases. In hundreds of woodcuts of instruments and procedures Croce illustrated all of the instruments used before and during his own time". Folio (320 x 220mm). Half-title, title within woodcut border and with large printer's device, initials and headpieces, numerous interesting illustrations (some browning and spotting, occasional staining, final leaf with small hole and reinforced at outer margin). Modern vellum, manuscript title on spine. The collation differs slightly from the one in SBN (a8 A-2K8 2L6), being a8 A-2F8, 2G10, 2H8-2L8 in our copy, but the number of pp. is the same. Provenance: G.B. Fiocco Giordano (ownership inscription on verso of title).

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 600 - 900

Sold € 850