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Binding:

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Science & Medicine

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Biological Science

Year Printed:

1698

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1698 COWPER'S ANATOMY OF HUMANE BODIES Medicine SURGERY Science ATLAS


Cowper, William The anatomy of humane bodies. Folio measuring 23 inches by 14 1/2 inches HUGE!  Smith & Walford London London: Smith & Walford, 1698.  ONLY 70 PLATES OF 114 AND NONE OF THE TEXT PAGES and no general title page.  Bound with extremely rare portrait. OUTRAGEOUSLY SCARCE IN ANY CAPACITY ONLY 300 COPIES WITH THIS ENGLISH ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE ISSUED!!

"First Edition in English of the original plates designed for Govard Bidloo by Gerard de Lairesse, a painter who rivaled Rembrandt in popularity in his time. Garrison-Morton 385 cites the original issue of the plates with Latin text by Bidloo in 1685. Bidloo's text, however, was widely criticized, and because of this Cowper arranged to supply an entirely new text in English to accompany a reissue of the original engravings. This reissue was limited to 300 copies. The new English text was clearly superior, and the basis for later Latin editions. Cowper, however, did not acknowledge Bidloo, even going so far as to paste over Bidloo's name with his own in the cartouche on the engraved allegorical title. This action resulted in a bitter plagiarism dispute between the two, one of the most famous in medical history.

In 1700 Bidloo went so far as to publish his Gulielmus Cowper, criminalis literari citatus, coram tribunali attacking Cowper in considerable detail."Elegantly done and artistically perfect" (Choulant / Frank 250), the atlas is considered the finest of the Baroque period, and one of the greatest artistic anatomies of all time. Despite imperfections from the point of view of dissection, the anatomical studies reflect much that is good, including early depictions of skin and hair from observation with a microscope.  Considered as an artistic meditation on anatomy, Lairesse's designs are a total departure from the idealistic tradition inaugurated by Vesalius. Lairesse displayed his figures with every-day realism and sensuality, contrasting the raw dissected parts of the body with the full, soft surfaces of undissected flesh surrounding them; placing flayed, bound figures in ordinary nightclothes or bedding; setting objects such as a book, a jar, a crawling fly in the same space as a dissected limb or torso. He thus brought the qualities of Dutch still-life painting into anatomical illustration, and gave a new, darker expression to the significance of the act of dissection. Dumaitre, Gerard de Lairesse (1982). Hofer 146. Enc. World Art IV 753, V 436, VII 661. Russell 211.

Binding is gorgeous and contemporary of course.  Plates have chipping and tears to about half of the plates Portrait is especially chipped to the margins.  Pencil notations on bottomr right hand corner.  Darkening to the edges of most plates.  Many of plates at varying heights  Museum library stamp on the back of many of the plates.



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