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001 $ 03/6648
003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 0 # $a spa
044 # # $a it
100 1 # $a Valverde de Hamusco, Juan de
245 1 0 $a Historia De la composicion del cuerpo humano, escrita por Ioan de Valverde de Hamusco.
260 # # $b Impressa por Antonio Salamanca, y Antonio Lafrerii, $a En Roma. $c Año de M. D. LVI. $c [1556]
300 # # $a [12], 106, [59] f.: $b [42] illus.; $c 292 mm. (In sixes.)
500 # # $a Among the fifty-nine unnumbered leaves of text there are forty-two full-page illustrations, numbered 'Tab. Primera (-Setima) Del Lib. Primero; Tab. Primera (-Deziseysena) Del Lib. Degundo; Tab. Primera (-Sesta) Del Lib. Terzero; Tabla De Las Fig. Del IIII. Lib.; Tab. Primera (-Tercera) Del V. Libro; Tab. Primera (-Quinta) Del Lib. Sesto; Tab. Primera (-Quarta) Del Lib. VII'. The first, unnumbered leaf carries the engraved title-plate on its recto and the printed privilege on its verso. The 'Registro delos quadernos' lists the variations in the gatherings.
505 0 # $a [T.-pl.; privilege, dedic.] - Al Letor - Tabla De Los Capitulos - Tabla De Todas Las Cosas Notables ... - Prologo; [Text, with illus.] - Registro delos quadernos - Los herrores cometídos en el estampar ... .
508 # # $a There are no signatures of draughtsman or engraver on the engraved title-plate, the full-page illustrations, or the decorative initials. But the artist was possibly Gaspar Becerra; the engraver was Nicolas Beatrizet. The work is dedicated by the author to Ioan De Toledo Cardenal.
510 0 # $a M. Cazort et al., The Ingenious Machine of Nature [exhibition catalogue] (1996); K.B. Roberts and J.D.W. Tomlinson, The fabric of the body: European traditions of anatomical illustration (1992), p. 210-220; F. Guerra, 'Juan de Valverde de Amusco', in Clio Med., 2 (1967), p. 339-62; L.L. Szladits, 'The influence of Michelangelo on some anatomical illustration', in Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences, 9 (1954), p.420-7; A.W. Meyer and S.K. Wirt, 'The Amuscan illustration', in Bulletin of the history of medicine, 14 (1943), p. 667-87.
520 2 # $a The illustrations of Valverde's book are redrawn and engraved copies of about two thirds of Vesalius's woodcuts. One print shows a flayed man holding a human skin, an image perhaps derived from Michelangelo's depiction of St Bartholomew in the Sistine Chapel.
561 # # $a Purchased for RA Library in 1880 (see RA Annual Report for 1880, p. 41).
563 # # $a 18th-century calf; spine lettered 'Anat Valverd' and 'R.A.'
653 # # $a Anatomy
655 # 4 $a Manuals, Spanish - Italy - 16th century
655 # 4 $a Pictorial works - Italy - 16th century
700 1 # $a Salamanca, Antonio $e printer
700 1 # $a Lafréry, Antoine $e printer
700 1 # $a Becerra, Gaspar $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Beatrizet, Nicolaus $e engraver
700 1 # $a Alvarez de Toledo, Juan $e dedicatee