Anatomical studies of the bones and muscles, for the use of Artists

FLAXMAN, JOHN

Published by London: M.A. Nattali, 1833, London, 1833
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FIRST EDITION. Tall folio. Orig. pebbled cloth with orig. printed paper label on front cover, rebacked with very closely matching cloth. 13, (1) pp. Engraved frontisportrait of the author etched by M. De Clauson + 19 engraved plates by Henry Landseer after the author's drawings (one drawn by Michael Angelo Buonarotti), the first three Flaxman plates finished in aquatint + 2 lithographed plates by William Robertson. Slight dampstain in lower inside margins of plates not near any image; a very good copy with an 1878 art prize bookplate. G-M 411. John Flaxman (1755-1826), the English sculptor and draftsman, was the first professor of sculpture at the Royal Academy of Art (1810). "Flaxman's drawings are all unconventional, clever, and true to nature. But to use them the artist must already possess a knowledge of the anatomy of bones and muscles, with which, to a certain extent, the two plates by Robertson are intended to furnish him. The text contains nothing by Flaxman; it is rather an index by Robertson to the names of bones and muscles and the origins and insertions of the latter. The work is splendidly gotten up and rare." (Choulant/Frank, pp.341-342). Wellcome III.31. Heirs of Hippocrates 1129. Reynolds 2-609. Blocker Coll., p.138. Not in Osler, Cushing, or Waller. Bookseller Inventory # 000258

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Title: Anatomical studies of the bones and muscles,...

Publisher: London: M.A. Nattali, 1833, London

Publication Date: 1833

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition

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