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Tarin, M. (Pierre).

MYO-GRAPHIE OU DESCRIPTION DES MUSCLES DU CORPS HUMAIN. [With plates by Albinus]. [Bound with: Tarin, M. (Pierre). DICTIONAIRE ANATOMIQUE ET PHYSIOLOGIQUE.]

Chez Briasson: Paris 1753 De L'Imprimerie de Joseph Bullot 1753. 29 full page plates, 10 x 8, later blind-tooled leather, edges are gilt-tooled, raised bands, gilt-ruled red spine label with gilt letltering, red speckled page edges, later floral-patterned endpapers, 171 + 1. Covers rubbed, scuffed/scraped, some shelfwear, corners and spine tips bumped and worn, wear to outer hinges along spine spine label, bookplates, bookplate removal marks on rear endpapers, pencil notes on reverse of the ffep, scattered foxing, light toning, plate X has a diagonal tear (approx 1.5") and not too noticeable as it goes across two of the figures, plate XI lacks lower right corner, some smudging from the printerís ink else clean, tight and very good. The NUC lists 47 plates with the number of folding plates varying. This copy has 29 of 29 called-for plates, plate XIV is the only folding plate. The remaining plates appear to be complete and unaltered. Regarding the plates being done by Albinus, Ludwig Choulant in his "History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration" stated that Albinus supplied the plates for "Myo-Graphie" and another work of Tarinís "Osteo-Graphie." Choulant wrote that Bernard Albinus was a pioneer in creating accurate representations of the human body. Albinus believed "To reproduce, not free hand (according to the view), as is customary, but from actual measure: to reproduce what the best in nature displays: to reproduce, not as demonstrators of anatomy generally do, by merely placing before the eyes of the artist what they have uncovered, but by collecting (data) from one body after another, and making a composite according to rule so that the actual will be displayed, etc. . . ." FIRST ED. BOUND WITH: Tarin, M. (Pierre). DICTIONAIRE ANATOMIQUE SUIVI DíUNE BIBLIOTHEQUE ANATOMIQUE ET PHYSIOLOGIQUE. Chez Briasson: Paris, 1753. Vignettes, (1), 102, (2), 107. Scattered foxing, light toning, mispagination (p 35 printed as 33), else clean, tight and very good. FIRST ED. Both books above were issued in separate volumes. Pierre Tarin, 1725-1761, was a French doctor, writer and translator who was most well known for his contribution to Diderotís "Encyclopedia" In addition to "Myo-Graphie" and "Dictionaire Anatomique" Tarin also authored "Osteo-Graphie," "Adversaris Anatomica" and "Anthropotomie." Very scarce, especially since these two scarce works are bound together.


Book Id: 98-3617

Price: $2,000.00

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