Lot 46 (Books & Works on Paper including Autographs & Memorabilia, 31st March 2020)
Medicine.- Scarpa (Antonio)
Memoria sulla legatura delle principali arterie degli arti, con una appendice all'opera sull'aneurisma, FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY, minor spotting, bookplate of Kenneth Clark Saltwood, contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards, corners slightly rubbed, [Wellcome V, 36. I; Garrison-Morton 2940; not in Osler or Waller], folio, Pietro Bizzoni, Pavia, 1817.
*** “Scarpa... was an eminent anatomist, a skilled surgeon, and one of the powerful teachers at Pavia University during its period of greatest renown" (DSB). Scarpa's work on aneurysms marked the beginning of a movement to study the diseases of the arteries, and all other vessels.