15-1-2024

On books that matter: Christie’s auctions a 1555 edition of Andreas Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica, featuring over one thousand marginal annotations in the author’s own hand. “This copy, whose annotations are the closest we can get to Vesalius’s thoughts in how he would conceive of a third edition, is a work entirely sine pari.” Bidding starts in two days.