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A Comparative View Of The Human And Animal Frame. By B. Waterhouse Hawkins, F.L.S., F.G.S. Author Of "Popular Comparative Anatomy," "Elements Of Form," "Animals And Their Uses;" And Restorer Of The Forms Of The Extinct Animals In The Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham.

B. Waterhouse Hawkins

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Chapman And Hall, 193, Piccadilly., 1860.

Physical Description

26, [1] p., 10 pl. (all dble.); 385 mm. (Folio).


[T.p.] - Comparative View Of The Human And Animal Frame. List Of Plates... - Preface - Introduction - [Plates, with descriptive texts] - Conclusion; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as 'Drawn from Nature on Stone by Waterhouse Hawkins' and 'Printed by Vincent Brooks'.

Each carries the publishers' imprint, 'London. Published by Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly'.

The text printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'London: Printed By William Clowes And Sons, Stamford Street And Charing Cross'.

Summary Note

The plates show: 1. Man, gorilla, bear; 2. Man, lions; 3. Man, dog, boar; 4. Rider, horse; 5. Horse; 6. Man, elephant; 7. Man, stag, antelope; 8. Man, cow, sheep; 9. Man, camels; 10. Diagram - Section head of man, skull of gorilla, Combined Figure seal, vicuna, ostrich.


12 November 1864: 'Laid on the table a work on Comparative Anatomy presented by the Author Mr. B. Waterhouse Hawkins, to the Library of the Royal Academy ...' (RA Council Minutes, XII, 201).

Binding Note

19th-century cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers blind-stamped with decorative border, upper cover lettered 'Comparative View Of The Human & Animal Frame. B. Waterhouse Hawkins, F.L.S. F.G.S.'


Anatomy - Animals
Manuals - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


Vincent Brooks, lithographic printer
William Clowes the younger, printer
B. Waterhouse Hawkins, lithographer, donor
Chapman and Hall (London), publisher
William Clowes and Sons, printer

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