Paris: Labé, 1845-56. First Edition. none. 1st edition of Cazenave’s masterpiece Dermatology atlas that was published over the course of 12 years. Unbound large folio, 233, (3) pp., 60 plates. Justifiably regarded as the most beautiful dermatology plates. While the Dermatology atlas by Alibert is the most famous published in France, this work by Cazenave contains 60 hand colored copper engravings that are executed with more care, and complete copies with clean plates are far rarer. Ehring, p.154 Schönfeld, p.44, Goldschmid 176, Hirsch I-859. Not in Waller, Osler or Reynolds. Near fine. Item #281
Building upon the foundation formed by Alibert, Plenck, Willan, and Biett, Cazenave transcends all the dermatology works that proceeded. 60 copper plates engraved by Choubard, Annedouche, Oudet, Visto, Coupé and Viscot after E. Bocourt (43) and Jadin (2), and colored by Gerard. Goldschmid considers "the great Cazenave" to be "one of the best and most beautiful of the works [printed]. At the Hospital Saint Louis in Paris, Casenave follows in a great line of dermatology pioneers. Begining with Robert Willan (1757-1812) in England, dermatology became a medical specialty; in France Jean Alibert (1766-1837), Laurent Théodore Biett (1781-1840), then Cazenave (1795-1877), each contributed important discoveries and advanced the field. Along with Cruveilhier's masterpiece of pathological anatomy of the same period, Sur Les Maladies de la Peau is considered to be among the greatest of all medical plate books. Cazenave was among the first to classify skin diseases on an anatomical basis. He gave classic descriptions of pemphigus foliaceus, known as Cazenave's disease, and of lupus erythematosus or Cazenave's lupus, and founded the first journal devoted to dermatology.