Opera omnia: A Collegio Medicorum Londinensi edita. William Harvey.
Opera omnia: A Collegio Medicorum Londinensi edita

Opera omnia: A Collegio Medicorum Londinensi edita

Publisher Information: London: William Bowyer, 1766.

Harvey, William (1578-1657). Opera omnia: A collegio medicorum Londinensi edita. Edited by Mark Akenside. 4to. [8], xxxviii, [2], 673pp., including errata leaf. Lacking leaf Rr1, the half-title to Tomus Secundus. Engraved frontispiece portrait, plate. 294 x 234 mm. Mid-19th century calf gilt, front cover stamped with the arms of the Royal College of Surgeons. Rebacked retaining original backstrip. Light toning & foxing, but very good. [London]: A Collegio Medicorum Londinensi, 1766. Presented by the Royal College of Physicians to Sir George Edward Paget (1809-92), the Harveian Orator for 1866, with bookplate commemorating the presentation on the front pastedown.

Second collected edition in Latin. “Harvey’s chief works in Latin have only twice been printed in a collected form, first by van Kerckhem at Leyden in 1737, and secondly by Bowyer for the Royal College of Physicians in 1766. The latter is an imposing volume with a fine engraved portrait” (Keynes, p. 100). This edition also includes a life of Harvey and a list of emendations in the 1628 De motu cordis and the 1649 De circulatione sanguinis. This copy of Harvey’s collected works was presented by its publishers, in a presentation binding, 99 years after its publication. Keynes 47.

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