7 - 8 April 2004
ELEPHANTS -- STUKELEY, William (1687-1765). Of the Spleen, its Description and History... to which is added Some Anatomical Observations in the Dissection of an Elephant. London, 1723.
2 parts in one volume. 2° (347 x 215mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, 16 engraved plates, one folding and two in monochrome, by E. Kirkall, G. Vdr Gucht, Thornton and others after Stukeley. (Frontispiece lightly browned.) 20th-century calf gilt bound to style.
Stukeley's work includes an essay on the anatomy of the elephant, based on two dissections which took place at Fort St George in 1715 and in London in 1720. A renowned antiquarian, anatomist and physician, Stukeley was a founding member of the Society of Antiquaries and a close friend of Sir Isaac Newton. Blake, National Library of Medicine, p.437
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes