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6 April 2001
GENGA, Bernardino. Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno ricercata non solo su gl'ossi, e muscoli del corpo humano; ma dimostrata ancora su le statue antiche più insigni di Roma .... libro primo, [all published], edited and with commentary by Giovanni Maria Lancisi, Rome: Domenico de Rossi, 1691. 2°, 56 leaves, engraved throughout, 16 engraved leaves, including title, 14 tables and index (printed on rectos only), 40 plates probably by François Andriot after designs by Charles Errand (plate on leaf 17 lightly soiled, unobtrusive marginal waterstaining throughout, slightly stronger towards the end, occasional light spotting, stronger on plate on leaf 47), contemporary calf (worn); bookplate of Edward May. GM 386; Heirs of Hippocrates 531; Krivatsy 4655; Norman 888; Waller 5540; Wellcome III, pp. 102-103.
FIRST EDITION, ONE OF THE FINEST ANATOMY BOOKS FOR ARTISTS. "This large atlas contains forty maginificent full-page engraved plates depicting the human figure in various poses, with and without dissection ... The plates probably engraved by François Andriot after designs by Charles Errand, were intended primarily for the use of student artists" (Heirs of Hippocrates).
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