The Heart: Its History, Its Symbolism, Its Iconography and Its Diseases.

Antwerp, Belgium: Esco Books, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. 9.8" x 12". 147 pages. Bound in orange cloth with gilt lettering and cover illustration. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With illustrations after color and black & white photographs, drawings, etc. This interesting book, written by a Belgian surgeon, is a detailed study of the heart, with much on artistic representation of the organ, and much more. The author ponders the reasons why the heart is the symbol of the highest human qualities across human cultures. With a short bibliography of selected readings. Item #4132

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