Nicolai Tulpii Amstelredamensis Observationes Medicae (aka The Book of Monsters)
TULP, Nicolaas; Elzevir, Daniel [printer]
Includes 231 cases. G+M 3737. One of the earliest accounts of beri-beri is on pp. 300-305 of this work. Tulp, notable as the demonstrator in Rembrandts' "Anatomy Lesson," was among the first, in the same book, to describe the ileo-caecal valve ("Tulp's valve"). First published in 1641.
Publisher: apud Danielem Elsevirium
Date Published: 1672
Place Published: Amstelredami
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: , 392 pp. First leaf blank. Octavo. Engraved title-page (with two minor ink notations). 20 engravings - including kidney stone, uterus, unicorn horn, earthworm, chimpanzee (the first depiction of this animal), and spina bifida. Printer's device on title page, initials, head and tail-pieces. Full leather. Respined. Corners repaired. Bookplate of B. Wilmer on front pastedown. Owner's signature to back of front free endpaper. A few minor ink notations to engraved title page. Tear in p. 1 affecting text. Faint intermittent dampstain to right margin, edges of some pages darkened, spotted. A few ink marks to pages.