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MARC Record view

001 $ 05/1871
003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 0 # $a lat $a eng
044 # # $a uk
100 1 # $a Vesalius
240 1 1 $a [Tabulae Anatomicae Sex. $f 1874.]
245 1 0 $a Andreae Vesalii Tabulae Anatomicae Sex. Six Anatomical Tables Of Andrew Vesalius. Venetijs Imprimebat B. Vitalis, Venetus, sumptibus Ioannis Stephani Calcarensis M·D·XXXVIII.
246 3 # $a Six Anatomical Tables
260 # # $a London: $b Privately Printed for Sir William Stirling-Maxwell. $c M·D·CCC·LXXIV. $c (1874)
300 # # $a 6 [i.e. 5] f., port., [6] pl.; $c 660 mm.
500 # # $a Only the last leaf of the letterpress text carries a number. It is numbered '6', but one of the preceding five leaves is a plate (facsimile of the woodcut portrait of Vesalius). The other six plates do not carry modern numbers, but reproduce leaves (of text and illustration) that carry numbers I-VI at the foot.
505 0 # $a [Presentation leaf, title leaf] - Contents - [Port.] - [Notice of the Life of Andrew Vesalius; and of his Tabulæ Anatomicæ] - [Plates].
508 # # $a In his Notice, Stirling-Maxwell states that 'These facsimiles have been made for me by Mr Carl von Bouel'.
510 0 # $a M. Muraro, 'Tiziano e le anatomie del Vesalio', in Tiziano e Venezia: convegno internazionale di studi Venezia (1976), p.307-16; J.B. Saunders and C.B. O'Malley, The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius (1950; repr. 1973).
520 2 # $a This is a facsimile of Vesalius's Tabulae Anatomicae Sex (1538), a rare work, of which Stirling-Maxwell thought that 'a small reimpression might be welcome'. This edition consists of 'thirty copies, one on vellum, one on parchment, and twenty-eight on paper'. (The Royal Academy's copy is one of those on paper.)

The original woodcuts were published, partly designed and perhaps cut by Jan Steven van Calcar (c.1499-1546). The first three cuts show human veins and arteries; the last three, the human skeleton.

For this edition Stirling-Maxwell has added other facsimiles - of a woodcut portrait of Vesalius, also by Jan Steven van Calcar and originally printed in the Epitome of 1543 and elsewhere; of Vesalius's signature, from the facsimile in Burggraeve's Etudes; of a border from Vesalius's Fabrica, 1543 (used here to frame Stirling-Maxwell's title); of a border from Jo. Weigel's Habitus praecipuorum populorum, 1577 (used here to frame Stirling-Maxwell's presentation inscription).
561 # # $a The first leaf is a 'Presentation Page'. It consists of a facsimile border, within which is inscribed in ink, 'Presented to The Library of The Royal Academy with the compliments of the Editor William Stirling Maxwell 12th January 1875'.
563 # # $a 19th-century quarter red morocco, marbledpapered boards; damaged spine lettered 'And· Ves [...] Anatomicæ·Venetiis·M·D·XXXVIII·London·M·D·CCC·LXXIV·'.
600 1 4 $a Vesalius
600 1 4 $a Calcar
653 # # $a Anatomy - Human anatomy - Musculoskeletal system
655 # 0 $a Manuals - 16th century
655 # 0 $a Pictorial works - Facsimiles (reproductions) - Photolithographs - Great Britain - 19th century
700 1 # $a Stirling-Maxwell $e publisher $e previous owner $e donor
700 1 # $a Calcar $e source artist
700 1 # $a Bouel