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Tarin, M. (Pierre).

OSTEO-GRAPHIE OU DESCRIPTION DES OS DE L'ADULTE DU FOETUS, &c. Precedee D'Une Introduction a l'Etude Des Parties Solides du Dorps Humain. [with plates by Albinus].

Chez Briasson: Paris 1753 62 plates including 19 foldouts, 10 x 8, later blind-tooled leather, edges are gilt tooled, raised bands, gilt ruled red spine label with gilt lettering, red speckled page edges, later floral-patterned endpapers, xxxiv, 24, 56, 126. Covers rubbed, scuffed/scraped, some shelf wear, corners and spine tips bumped and worn, bookplates, bookplate removal marks on rear endpapers, pencil notes on reverse of ffep, scattered foxing, Ĺ inch burn mark on p 1218, light toning but a few of the plates are completely toned, smudging from the printerís ink, in the section labeled "Osteo-Graphie," plates II and XIII have a 1 inch diagonal tear at center fold else clean, tight and very good. In the "Premier Discours" section Plate II is printed as III (there is also an actual Plate III) and plates VI and VII are on one page (VII is in ink in contemporary handwriting); in "Osteo-Graphie" plates XXVII and XXVIII are on one page, XXXV lacks the "A" after it, XXXV B does have the corresponding letter. Regarding the plates being done by Albinus, Ludwig Choulant in his "History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration" stated that Albinus supplied the plates for "Osteo-Graphie" and another work of Tarinís "Myo-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. . . ." 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 "Osteo-Graphie" Tarin also authors "Myo-Graphie," "Dictionaire Anatomique," "Adversaris Anatomica" and "Anthropotomie." Scarce.

Book Id: 98-3616

Price: $1,750.00

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