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    Eighteen Full-Page Anatomical Illustrations

    Thomas Gibson. The Anatomy Of Human Bodies Epitomized. All the Parts of Man's Body, with their Actions and Uses, are succinctly described... London: T. W. for Awnsham & John Churchill, 1694. Fourth edition, "Corrected and Inlarged both in the Discourse and Figures." Octavo. A-Z8, Aa-Rr8, Ss4. [16], vi, 626 pages. Eighteen full-page anatomical illustrations, Complete. Contemporary paneled calf, spine restored, title-label chipped, binding rubbed and scuffed with some surface leather loss, corners bumped; hinges reinforced along endpaper stubs, front hinge cracked nonetheless, armorial bookplate of "William Wass" with name struck out and other signatures on front free endpapers, leather stains to borders of endpapers, ink stains on title page, edge wear, creases, foxing and browning; else in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Thomas Gibson (1648/9-1722), physician.

     

    "Gibson was admitted a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians on 26 June 1676, and became an honorary fellow on 30 September 1680. He was a Presbyterian, and a visit which he and his second wife paid to his nephew John, provost of Queen's College, Oxford, is sourly described by Hearne. Gibson's religion and connections to the Cromwell family led to his being removed from the list of fellows of the College of Physicians when the college received a new charter under James II in 1687. After 1688 Gibson was reinstated and on 21 January 1719 he was appointed physician-general to the army. Gibson published The Anatomy of Humane Bodies Epitomized (1682; 6th edition, 1703), compiled for the most part from Alexander Read's work." [ODNB]

     

    Wing G675. ESTC r8573.  TC II, 234.Ref: Russell, British Anatomy,317. Munk's Roll I, 413.  

      



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