CHESELDEN (WILLIAM) Osteographia, or the Anatomy of the Bones, FIRST EDITION, London, [?William Bowyer], 1733

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CHESELDEN (WILLIAM)
Osteographia, or the Anatomy of the Bones, FIRST EDITION, London, [?William Bowyer], 1733

Sold for £ 1,275 (US$ 1,559) inc. premium
CHESELDEN (WILLIAM)
Osteographia, or the Anatomy of the Bones, FIRST EDITION, printed on thick paper, engraved frontispiece, large engraved vignette on title, full-page engraved Royal Arms on a separate sheet, engraved dedication with engraved deer skeleton on verso, 29 engraved illustrations (of which 9 full-page), and several decorative initials on 25 leaves of letterpress, 56 full-page engraved plates with descriptive text on verso (excepting plate 56 which as an engraved illustration of an obelisk on the verso) by Jacob Schijnvoet and Gerard van der Gucht, lacking the duplicate set of engraved plates without letters, additional uncoloured aquatint portrait of Cheselden by J. Faber after J. Richardson pasted onto front free endpaper, some spotting, small area of dampstaining in the margin of a few leaves, contemporary calf, rebacked and recornered [Garrison & Morton 395; Heirs of Hippocrates 814; cf. Norman 466], folio (500 x 330mm.), London, [?William Bowyer], 1733

Footnotes

  • "The most famous and among the most artistically interesting osteological atlases ever produced" (Norman).

    Provenance: Edith M. Hutchinson, ink gift inscription from her aunt, dated "Friday, April 3, 1875" pasted onto front free endpaper.
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