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    Latin Translation of Cowper's
    The Anatomie of Humane Bodies

    William Cowper. Anatomia Corporum Humanorum Centum et Quatuordecim Tabulis... Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Joannem Arnoldum Langerak, 1739. First Latin edition of Cowper's The Anatomy of Humane Bodies (1698). (Approximately 14 x 20.25 inches). Additional engraved title page, title page in red and black with vignette, large engraved initials and tail-pieces. 115 engraved plates by Gerard de Lairesse, originally done for Govert Bidloo's Anatomia Humani Corporis (1685), two of which are folding. Plate number 10 is usually a folding plate; however, in this copy its upper and lower parts are bound separately (the lower part to be found after plate number 12).

    Bound in full mottled calf, six raised bands, gilt lettered title label and gilt decorations in compartments, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed, scuffed, and chipped, small tears at extremities. Corners and spine ends bumped. Joints cracked. Bookseller's pencil notes on verso of rear free endpaper. Small holes from biopredation in lower margins dwindling from front endpapers through textblock; small holes in the upper margins emerging from Zz1 through to the rear endpapers, none affecting texts or images. Some image offset from plates. Ink stain in text and initial letter on recto of Y1, small ink stain in background of plate numbered 48, small hole in outer margin of Qq1 not affecting text. Plate 91 with small burn hole in outer margin, not affecting image. Appendix folding tab. 3 with a small mirrored stain in outer right border, not affecting image. Pages with light edge wear and corner bends, few small edge tears, dust shadows in margins, creases, foxing, occasional soiling and smudging. Overall a very good copy. From the collection of Pat and Michael York.

    Garrison-Morton 385, Norman II 389.


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