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    Sale 1885

    Anatomy As Art: The Dean Edell Collection

    5 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    COOPER, Astley Paston (1768-1841). On the Anatomy of the Breast. London: Longman, 1840.

    Price Realised  

    COOPER, Astley Paston (1768-1841). On the Anatomy of the Breast. London: Longman, 1840.

    2 volumes comprising: text, 4o (319 x 248 mm) and atlas, 2o (377 x 271 mm). 27 lithographs (1 double-page, 12 partially or wholly hand-colored) by G. Childs and John Holt (light spotting or browning to a few). Original brown cloth, covers gilt-lettered (small repairs and minor losses to spines, slight fading to covers). Provenance: A. Bernardes de Oliveira (bookplate on front pastedowns).

    FIRST EDITION (and only edition) of Cooper's anatomical sequel to his Illustrations of the Diseases of the Breast. Cooper makes it clear in the preface that all the studies were made from his own dissections. The superb and sometimes brilliantly hand-colored lithographs produced by the royal printer are outstanding for their artistic qualities, reminiscent of modern abstract art. RARE. Garrison-Morton 5769.1; Heirs of Hippocrates 742; Wellcome II, 388. Not in Osler, Cushing, or Waller. (2)


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