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BARDELEBEN, Karl von (1849–1919)
PHOTOGRAPHIC ANATOMY

BARDELEBEN, Karl von (1849–1919)

Beiträge zur Anatomie der Wirbelsäule mit holzschnitten und drei photographischen tafeln

Jena: Herman Dabis (O. Deistung’s Buchhandlung), 1874
4to, pp. 39, [1] blank; with three original photographs signed by C. Bräunlich of Jena (two mounted on one folding sheet), and four text diagrams.
Condition: 287 x 220mm. Titlepage browned and spotted, other leaves slightly discoloured.
Binding: Contemporary (publishers?) morocco-grained red cloth with blind-stamped borders, rebacked. (Some copies are in cloth backed printed boards.)
Provenance: Anatomy Department, University of Cambridge with stamps and shelfmark on endleaves and titlepage.
First edition.
£1,200

With fine mounted photographs of sections of the human vertebrae, this is Bardeleben’s first work after his dissertation on arteriovenous fistula (1871). His Atlas der topographischen Anatomie des Menschen für studierende und ärzte – with wood-engraved illustrations – was published in 1894. In 1886, Bardeleben founded the Anatomischer Anzeige, considered one of the more authoritative journals devoted to anatomical morphology.
The photographs were made by Carl Braunlich Jr. (1850–1900) who specialised in carte-de-visite portraits and architecture.
OCLC locates copies in North America at McGill, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, New York Academy of Medicine and NLM.