After the completion of our manuscript, we received information about an additional 1555 edition in Naples, which we describe here. Information on this volume is not included in the analysis presented in the introduction.




Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Call No.: FT 13

Physical Description: A restored, incomplete copy with minor worming and browning, a6 and printer’s mark missing. Bifolium inserts present after pp. 504 and 552, bound sideways in the middle facing left, X2 sheet present after vascular insert. Intact woodcut on p. 560.

Binding: Early blind-stamped vellum, worn, with central lozenge, shelfmark pasted on to spine.

Provenance: The Groningen medical professor Jacob Baart de la Faille (1795–1867); at the current library since its foundation in 1875. Ex-libris of “J. Baart de la Faille Med. Prof. Groningen” on front pastedown; green octagonal stamp of “BIBLIOTECA STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA NAPOLI” on frontispiece.

Annotations: Pencil note pasted into front pastedown, “Est altera editio, impressa Basileae 1555, quam ipse Vesalius curavit et revidit […]”.

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The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius

A Worldwide Descriptive Census, Ownership, and Annotations of the 1543 and 1555 Editions