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Lot 355: Anatomy.- Winslow (Jacques-Benigne) Exposition Anatomique de la Structure du Corps Humain, Paris, 1732 & Fau. Atlas l'Anatomie des Formes du Corps Humain, 25 h.-col. lithographs, 1867 (2)
16 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Anatomy.- Winslow (Jacques-Benigne) Exposition Anatomique de la Structure du Corps Humain, first edition, woodcut title-vignette, charming head-pieces with putti, tail-pieces and initials, 4 folding engraved plates after Eustachius, 4pp. errata and 4pp. approbation/privilege at end, contemporary ink inscriptions on title (one erased) and a few marginalia, first few leaves slightly frayed at edges, light spotting, soiling and staining, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed, rebacked preserving old gilt spine, corners repaired, [G & M 394 & 1314], Paris, Desprez & Desessartz, 1732 § Fau (J.) Atlas l'Anatomie des Formes du Corps Humain a l'usage des peintres et des sculpteurs, second edition, 25 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates printed by Lemercier, contemporary half morocco, rubbed, Paris, [c.1867], 4to (2) ⁂ The first is an important and influential work on anatomy; the second is an accurate anatomical guide for the use of artists, with plates of nude figures in artistic poses, those of women being particularly revealing for the time. The final plate depicts the famous statue of Laocoön and the serpent but with his figure skinned to show the muscles beneath.
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