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Tables Of The Skeleton And Muscles Of The Human Body, By Bernard Siegfried Albinus. Translated From The Latin.

Bernhard Siegfried Albinus

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/6612

Author

Uniform Title

[Tabulae Sceleti Et Musculorum Corporis Humani., English., 1749.]

Imprint

London:: Printed For John And Paul Knapton., M.DCC.XLIX.

Physical Description

[92] p., 3, 25 [i.e. 40] pl.: [1] illus. (t.p. vignette); 695 mm. (Broadsheet ).

General Note

In the first sequence of three plates there are bis pl. 1-3; in the second sequence of 25 pl. there are bis pl.1-9.

Contents

[T.p.] - An Account of the Work - [Plates 1-3, 1-25, with texts] - Index Musculorum.

Responsibility Note

The plates are all signed by their engravers - C. Grignion, G. Scotin, S. F. Ravenet or L. P. Boitard. No draughtsman is named, but the plates are copied from Jan Wandelaar's illustrations to the original edition (1747).

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by N. Blakey and engraved by G. Scotin.

Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint, 'Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini' (with the date).

References

ESTC, T85947
See the bibliographic note the Latin version, Bernardi Siegfried Albini Tabulae Sceleti (1749).

Summary Note

Publication-dates of 1747, 1748 or 1749 are carried by the plates.

The plates show the human body set before scenic backgrounds (including a figure of a hippopotamus). Plates 1-9 are preceded by bis plates which are outline drawings keyed to the text.

In the same year the Knaptons published also a Latin version of this work.The work was originally published in 1747, and has been regarded as one of the high points of anatomic engraving.

Provenance

Acquired after 1901.

Copy Note

Defective; lacks the first six plates (1-3 and 1-3 bis) and accompanying pages of text. Has a second copy of the title-page bound in at the end.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; retaining earlier black morocco spine-label lettered 'Anatomical Tables - The Muscles, Blood Vessels And Nerves Of The Human Body - Albinus'. Bound with one other.

Subject

Anatomy - Human anatomy - Musculoskeletal system
Manuals - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century

Contributors

John Knapton, publisher
Paul Knapton, publisher
Nicholas Blakey, draughtsman
Simon Fran├žois Ravenet ARA, engraver
Charles Grignion, engraver
Louis-Philippe Boitard, engraver
Jan Wandelaar, draughtsman
John and Paul Knapton, publisher