2 BEVERWIJCK, J. van. Heel-Konste, 106


Description: BEVERWIJCK, Johannes van.
Heel-Konste, ofte Derde Deel van de Genees-Konste, Om de Uytwendige Gebreken te Heelen.

Dordrecht, Hendrick van Esch for Pieter Looymans, Maerten de Bot, 1645. Small 8vo. Original overlapping vellum, with old ms. title on spine, red painted edges. With fine engraved frontispiece with view of Dordrecht at the bottom, fine emblematic engraving in the preliminaries, 5 engravings of herbs and plants, three including views of Granada, Orange, and Cairo, in the introductory part on the preparation of herbs for medicine, and 2 anatomical engravings in text and 11 full-page engraved anatomical plates in the main work. (44), 487, (7) pp.

PLEMPIUS, F. Verhandeling der Spieren. By de welcke aengewesen wort, wat in hun onnatuyrige toe-vallen en te voor-seggen en te Hant-wercken staet. Dordrecht, Hendrick van Esch, for Pieter Loymans ende Maerten de Bot, 1645. (6), 176 pp.

Two interesting medical works, bound contemporary in one volume.
Ad 1: First edition of a most practical manual on surgery by Jan van Beverwijck, in Latin Beverovicus, (1594-1647). Next to Andreas Vesalius he was one of the few Dutch physician enjoying international fame. He had studied at Padova, at the time the most advanced university for medicine, and became town physician and Lector in Surgery at Dordrecht, his birth-town. Of interest in the present work is the dicussion and manner of preparation of a large number of healing plants and fruits, preceeding the main work on practical surgery.
Ad 2: An interesting study on the muscular system by Fortunatus Plempius, or Plemp (1601-1671), a physician at Amsterdam and close friends with the famous professor Tulp. At the end is added: "Geschil Of het Hayr gezielt is, en waerachtelick gevoedt wort", a dispute about hair, if it is living and really fed. First published in 1630 the work is here republished together with the Van Beverwijck.

Good copy.
Ad 1: Krivatsy 1199; Bibl.Med.Neerl. p. 290; not in Waller, Wellcome, the Haskell F. Norman Library, etc.; ad 2: Krivatsy 9103 (also bound with the Van Beverwijck); Bibl.Med.Neerl. p. 87 (ed. of 1630).
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