JENTY, Charles Nicolas. Demonstratio uteri praegnantis mulieris cum foetu ad partum maturi in tabulis sex ad naturae magnitudinem post dissectiones depictis, et ea methodo dispositas, ut huis status gravidi amplam ab oculos ideam collocent, cum explicatione ... ad exemplar Londinense translata a D. Casimiro Christophoro Schmidel. Nuremberg: Felsseckerischen Schriften, 1761[-65]. Broadsheets (627 x 443 mm). Text in Latin and German. 6 mezzotint plates by Seligman after drawings by Rymsdyk, small engraved illustration on p.16 (plate 5 slightly shorter). (Short crease on title reinforced on verso.) 20th-century calf-backed boards antique. FIRST GERMAN EDITION, published four years after the virtually unobtainable first English edition of London, 1757. For this work Jenty chose to have the six large drawings (five by van Rymsdyk and one by Thomas Burgess) reproduced through the mezzotint process, which was extremely popular in Europe at the time, but little-used for anatomical illustration. As a result the plates for this book have a three-dimensional depth that could not be achieved through line engraving. The German edition includes texts in both German and Latin translated by Casimir Schmidel. The plates re-engraved for the edition by the premier Nuremberg engraver and publisher, Johann Michael Seligmann, are considered virtually indistinguable from the London originals. VERY RARE: According to American Book Prices Current, only one copy has sold in the last thirty years: Christie's South Kensington, 31 March 1995, lot 173, with library stamps on title and plate versos, and central crease throughout. Choulant-Frank makes no reference to Jenty, probably because Choulant had no opportunity to see any of Jenty's publications. Roberts & Tomlinson pp. 456-59; Russell, British Anatomy 483 (stating that the colophon for this German edition reads 1765).