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William Cheselden
William Cheselden Osteographia or the Anatomy of the Bones 1733 rare 1st edition
London: by the author, 1733. This copy lacks the second set of 56 plates before letters. Lacking headband. Wear to exterior hinges and a few dings to boards. A few wormholes to first several pages. See photos for best description. OSTEOGRAPHIA, OR THE ANATOMY OF THE BONES William Cheselden London: published by the author, 1733 [26] leaves. 56 plates with text on verso, an additional (unnumbered) engraving on verso of plate 56; 9 full-page engravings within text; engraved frontispiece; full-page armorial engraving; engraved head- and tail-pieces. (Folio) 20x13¼, bound in full leather with six raised bands. First Edition. "This work, with its magnificent plates depicting the human skeleton, separate and articulated, still ranks among the best osteographic atlases. It shows normal adult, fetal, and some pathological bones with great accuracy and artistry. Cheselden lost a considerable amount of money on the production of his anatomical atlas because so few copies were sold. As a result, many of the sets were broken up so the plates could be sold separately in order to reduce the amount of his losses." (Heirs of Hippocrates). This copy lacks the second set of 56 plates before letters. There are a large number of blank pages at the end of the book. This book has a complicated publishing history, due in part to Cheselden's financial difficulties mentioned above, and exists in various iterations. Wear to exterior hinges and a few dings to boards. Lacking headband. A few wormholes to first several pages. Garrison-Morton 395; Heirs of Hippocrates 814. Rare. Please email for further … [Click Below for Full Description]
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