Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, TABULAE SCELETI ET MUSCULORUM CORPORIS HUMANI (Leiden: Johann and Herman Verbeek, 1747), broadsheet format (27 x 19.5 in.), engraved title page and dedication, (28) full sheet anatomical engravings by Jan Wandelaar, (12) corresponding outline keys, bound with TABULAE VII. UTERI MULIERIS GAVIDAE CUM JAM PARTURIET MORTUAE (Leiden: Verbeek, 1748), also by Albinus, consisting of eight (8) engraved plates. Bound in contemporary calf, gilt embellishments on spine, title plate and covers' edges, marbled endpapers. The inside front cover with a 19th century armorial book plate for H. Trouchin and a later Art Nouveau plate naming Alfred Scmid.
The Private Collection of a Lady
This monumental work has long been recognized as a pioneering scientific masterpiece having considerable artistic merit. Of particular delight to readers, past and present, is the celebrated plate showing a skeletal figure standing before a lumbering rhinoceros. This creature, the first of its kind seen in Europe, was sketched from life in Amsterdam by Wandelaar.
Rub and corner bumps to covers; some scattered spotting to text; a few light damp stains (mostly on final text pages); sound binding; internally clean overall.
$8,000 - 12,000