- A few leaves sl. foxed/ sm. stains; a few plates trifle yellowed; 8 textleaves in vol. 2 browned. Upper joint of vol. 1 split and backstrip dam. (but complete); vol. 2 top of spine chipped; both vols. vellum duststained.
= Provenance: both vols. with 19th cent. identical annot. and owner's entry (J. Barge) on frontcover and on upper pastedown: "Stats Docter. Den Heer Doctoor A. Knipper te Hertogenbos Franco te Amsterdam". Very rare complete copy in fine condition. Bibliotheca Walleriana 9917; Hirsch-H. VI, p.97; Osler 579; Choulant p.183; BMN I, p.63; Lindeboom p.185; Norman Library 2143: "The only collected edition of Vesalius' works, issued by Boerhaave (...) and Albinus (...), with copperplate reproductions of the Vesalian woodblocks by Jan Wandelaar (...). The editors added explanations of Vesalius's sixteenth-century anatomical nomenclature for their eighteenth-century readers, and prefaced the first volume with a biography of Vesalius, which Lindeboom has tentatively attributed to Boerhaave (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.