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[Cours Complet d'Anatomie.]
[Cours Complet d'Anatomie.]
Gautier D'agoty fils secon pinx.
[Paris, n.d, 1773.]
Coloured engraving, 390 x 540mm. Staining right hand corner, damage to top right.
Plan XV. Showing chest and pelvis anatomy. From the first series of large scale coloured engravings of anatomy.
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[Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body] Bern. Siegf. Albini. Tabulae Anatomicae Musculorum Hominis.
[Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body] Bern. Siegf. Albini. Tabulae Anatomicae Musculorum Hominis.
Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini 1747 [-1750].
Large folio, 20th century library binding, ink stamp on new endpapers; plates only, no text; 51 mostly numbered engraved plates as called for, misbound. Considerable wear to some plates with inexpert restoration. Damaged.
The English edition of Bernhard Siegfried Albinus's work on anatomy (Leiden, 1747), probably published without consent. Jan Wandelaar's sketches for the original were copied slavishly by Charles Grignion, who had no knowledge of anatomy (he later turned down a commission from George Stubbs to engrave the 'Book of the Horse' because he would have to interpret Stubbs's sketches). In two of the plates the human skeleton is accompanied by a rhinoceros, which was apparently called 'Miss Clara' and belonged to a Dutch sea captain.
Ex: libris Gloucester College of Art.
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[Headpiece?: animal dissection a the Acade´mie des sciences, Paris.]
[Headpiece?: animal dissection a the Acade´mie des sciences, Paris.]
Le Clerc in. et fecit.
[Paris: Imprimerie royale?, n.d., c.1670s.]
Etching, illustration to a book, sheet/etched frame 100 x 245mm, 4 x 9¾". A fragment, with French letterpress to verso, rare. No margin outside border; staining upper right.
A wolf or fox's(?) internal organs are examined around a table by scientists; some consult charts and open books. Other learned figures conversing in groups behind, human and animal skeletons and skulls against the far wall. Possibly for Claude Perrault's 'Me´moires pour servir a l'histoire naturelle des animaux', the first important work on comparative anatomy. The frontispiece represents a meeting of the Acade´mie des sciences. The head and tail-pieces, plates and decorations were engraved by Sébastien Le Clerc (1637-1714). Le Clerc was a printmaker, draughtsman and military engineer who entered the Académie in 1672 and was later appointed professor of geometry and perspective.
See Natural History Museum Zoology Library SHELVES 1 ff A.
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The First Asiatic Students of the Royal College of Surgeons London.
The First Asiatic Students of the Royal College of Surgeons London.
R.R. Scanlan. W.H. Mote.
London, Published 1846 by J. Hogarth, 5 Haymarket.
Stipple. Rare. Sheet size: 265 x 330mm (10¼ x 13"). Trimmed inside platemark. Bit messy.
The first group of Indians who qualified in Western medicine; in 1846 Dwaraka Nath Bose, Bola Nath Bose and Gopal Chunder Seal passed the examination for the Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and returned to India to join the Medical Service. Soorji Coomar Goodeve Chuckerbutty remained in London, recieved an MD from University College London and become the first Indian to pass the medical exam for the Indian Medical Service. He went on to become Professor of the Medical College and chair of Materia Medica from 1864 till his death in 1874.
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Lectures on Anatomy & Surgery. Iohn and Charles Bell.
Lectures on Anatomy & Surgery. Iohn and Charles Bell. "Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get Wisdom seeing he hath no heart to it".
J. Bell invent. et delin. J. Neagle sculp.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving, rare with large margins. Plate 178 x 210mm. 7 x 8¼". Tear into upper edge; soiling and foxing around extremeties.
John Bell (1763-1820) the Scottish anatomist and surgeon who carried on from 1790, after completing his professional education at Edinburgh, in Surgeon's Square, and anatomical lecture theatre. His younger brother, Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), also a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, neurologist and philosophical theologian, conducted his surgical training in Edinburgh as an assistant to John Bell.
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Dédié a sa Majesté la Reine des Francais,
Dédié a sa Majesté la Reine des Francais, La Comtesse De L. M... Dame de Charité soignant les Cholériques à l'hôpital temporaire de la réserve Grenier d'Abondance, Juin 1832.
Lith. de Benard, rue de l'Abbaye no.4.
Very scarce. Lithograph, 635 x 485mm. 25 x 19". Foxing, creases and tears outside of printed area.
A French countess visiting cholera sufferers. She hands a drink to a patient in the foreground, while in the background a patient receives the anointing of the sick.
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Le Cholera.
Le Cholera. Pardon, mon Capitaine. Ma[...] crois bien que c’est en donnant une poignée de mans au camarade [...]ntre, que j’aurai attrapé la pidérnie regnante......vu que’il sori de l’hopital y a huit jours.
H.te Bellangé 1832. I.Lith. de Gihaut frères éditeurs.
Boulevard des Italiens No.5.
Lithograph. 228 x 183mm. 9 x 7¼". Stain in the title area. Some text missing.
Cholera didn't reach France until the second pandemic between 1829 and 1831, at which point 20,000 succumbed in Paris and 100,000 deaths in all of France. Here a scene of soldiers and their captain drinking away their pains and sorrows at a local street-side bar. One soldier is particularly drunk, hardly holding himself up against a senior officer.
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John Dalton, F.R.S.
John Dalton, F.R.S. President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, Member of the Royal Academy of the National Institute of France &c.
Allen. Pinxt. Worthington Sculpt.
Published June 25th.1823, by Zanetti & Agnew, 94, Market Street, Manchester, and Hurst, Robinson & Co. 90, Cheapside, London.
Engraving. Unidentified collector's blind stamp in lower right corner. Very large margins. Platemark: 460 x 330mm (18 x 13"). Paper slightly wrinkled. Uncut.
A portrait of philosopher John Dalton (1766-1844), seated at a desk on which are various scientific instruments. Dalton was a British chemist and physicist, born at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland. He is most well known for his advocacy of the atomic theory.
W: 755-1
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This Plate representing Selina Hewitt, Mary Ann Hague, & Mary Haines, Deaf and Dumb Patients, who have obtained their Hearing and Speech at the Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear. Under the care of J.H. Curtis Esqr. Aurist to His Majesty, Is by
This Plate representing Selina Hewitt, Mary Ann Hague, & Mary Haines, Deaf and Dumb Patients, who have obtained their Hearing and Speech at the Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear. Under the care of J.H. Curtis Esqr. Aurist to His Majesty, Is by Special Permission, humbly dedicated to H.R.H. The Duchess fo Kent, The Patroness of the Institution, By her Royal Highness's most obedient and devoted humble Servant William Bone. Proof.
Painted by W. Bone. Engraved by W. Bond.
London, Published March 7, 1831 by M. Colnaghi, Printseller to the King, 23, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Stipple. Plate 229 x 153mm. 9 x 6".
Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear was established in 1805.
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Der Zahnarzt von Gerard Dou.
Der Zahnarzt von Gerard Dou. Das Original ist in derselben Grosse.
Dou. 1672. [Within plate.] N. d. Original auf Stein. gez. v. Fr. Pecht, Dresd. 1836.
Konigl Gamalde. Galerie in Dresden. Herausgegeben v. Franz Hanfstaengl. 1836.
Lithograph. Printed area: 310 x 255mm (12¼ x 10"). Very large margins.
A dentist and patient. A sharp toothed crocodile is suspended above. Gerrit Dou was the founder of the so called 'fijnschi' (fine painters) of his native Leiden.
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Heelmeester.
Heelmeester. De duyvel, Meester Hans, is dat myn arm verbinden! [/] Riep Teuwes; op die schreeu trok Griet een schere bek. [/] Je praat zo wat, zei Hans, ik moet kwaad eerst vinden, [/] Zal ik 't geneezen: wel hoe baarje, ben je gek? A.B.
Corn: dusartfec. et inv. 1695.
Etching. Sheet: 180 x 260mm, (7 x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene in a Dutch surgeon's surgery in which a surgeon in a cloth cap performs an operation on the arm of a man sitting in a chair, behind them a woman clasps her hands in horror. The surgeon's room is full of tools and a stuffed armadillo hangs from the ceiling above them.
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Case of Mary Eliz.th Houghton AE.t 19. From life and on Stone by R:C: Bridges.
Case of Mary Eliz.th Houghton AE.t 19. From life and on Stone by R:C: Bridges.
Printed by W. Lake Lith.r 50, Old Bailey. [c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 130 x 215mm (5 x 8½"). Trimmed.
An illustration showing the curvature of the spine of a patient, Mary Houghton, described in George Borlase Childs's 'A Practical Treatise on the New Operation for Lateral Curvature of the Spine' 1841.
[Ref: 44862]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Museo di Anatomia Umana nell'Archiginnasio Romano.
Museo di Anatomia Umana nell'Archiginnasio Romano.
[P. Cacchiatelli. G. Cleter.]
[Roma, Tip. delle Belle Arti.] [n.d. c.1865.]
Sepia aquatint, with large margins. Plate 240 x 285mm. 9½ x 11¼". Crease through centre.
Pius IX implemented the collection of anatomical preparations and wax models, already in existence at the Sapienza, establishing, in a new gallery that he had created, the museum of human anatomy enriched by a collection of more than eight hundred of anatomical, surgical and obstetrical instruments mainly acquired from the English factory Wiess.
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The Best Patent Medicine Known... Hunter's Solution of Chloral,  The World-Wide Remedy for Pain, Sleep, Sea-Sickness, Tooth-Ache, Neuralgia, &c.
The Best Patent Medicine Known... Hunter's Solution of Chloral, The World-Wide Remedy for Pain, Sleep, Sea-Sickness, Tooth-Ache, Neuralgia, &c. Depot: - 45 Kensington High Street, London.
[London: Anon., c.1865.]
Rare Letterpress broadside, manufacturer's promotional handbill/flyer. A list of testimonials from satisfied customers; sheet 190 x 125mm. 7½ x 5". Light spotting; creases and folds.
Advertisement for a cure-all chloral hydrate syrup.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16793]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Insensible Perspiration.
The Insensible Perspiration.
Dodd del. J. Pass sculp.
Published as the Act directs June 20th 1794.
Stipple, printed in colours, sheet 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Slight soiling; trimmed inside platemark on left.
A naked man within a cloud, illustrating Sibley's theory of animal magnetism, which he defined as 'a sympathy which exists between the magnet and the insensible perspiration of the human body, whereby an aether, or universal effluvia, is made to pass and repass through the pores of the cuticle, in the same manner as the electrical fluid passes through bodies, and by which many cures are performed'. From Ebenezer Sibly's "Universal System of Natural History", a mixture of science and the occult.
Debus: 'Scientific Truth and Occult Tradition: the Medical World of Ebenezer Sibley (1751-1799)'; in Medical History, 1982.
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Invalid Carriage Fig. 1. Fig. 2.  Fig. 1. Represents the external appearance of the Invalid Carriage. Fig. 2. Is a section shewing the suspended Cot and seats for two attendants. The back part of the Carriage is so constructed as to fall down to allow
Invalid Carriage Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 1. Represents the external appearance of the Invalid Carriage. Fig. 2. Is a section shewing the suspended Cot and seats for two attendants. The back part of the Carriage is so constructed as to fall down to allow the Cot to be withdrawn, and to be replaced with the Invalid upon it. By ingenious contrivances all motion is avoided; so that a Journey amy be performed by the most delicate Invalid, without any more fatigue than would be experienced in lying upon a sofa. The Invalid bed Carriage may be engaged for any Journey, and further particulars obtained of the Proprietors.
Marks & Co. Longham Place, Cavendish Square, London. [n.d. c.1840.]
Engraving with letterpress. 210 x 114mm. 8¼ x 4½". Trimmed.
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J.L. Pulvermacher's Patent Portable Hydro-Electric Chain.
J.L. Pulvermacher's Patent Portable Hydro-Electric Chain. Is constructed to be worn on the body for Curative purposes, and...produces an electric current circulating from one end (pole) of the Chain to the other through any part of the body interposed between those two poles.
[London: the second printed by S. Bateman, c.1851.]
Two broadsheet advertisements, one promotional four-page leaflet, one single-sheet; letterpress with coat of arms, the second illustrated with wood engraved vignettes. Sheets 340 x 215mm (13¼ x 8½") and 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Tatty extremities; folds, small tears etc.
Two printed leaflets of interesting medical ephemera. J L Pulvermacher of London specialised in ‘self-applicable’ treatments for ‘nervous and chronic diseases without medicine’ and was frequently refered to as "J.L. PULVERMACHER, A FOUNDER of the ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CULT, LONDON". From the advertising ephemera of the period we see that the entrepreneur was not slow in his response to the new medical "cure-all". The word ‘electricity’ became the vogue-word of medical advertising, and such words as ‘galvano-magnetic’ and ‘magneto-electric’ came into general use. 'Galvano' derives from Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) who discovered he could make a muscle twitch by touching the nerve with metal (a pair of scissors for example) without a source of electrostatic charge. He called this phenomenon 'animal electricity'. While Galvani’s work was later discredited it inspired the subsequent use of electricity to treat medical conditions. The term 'galvanise', to shock or excite into action, also comes from him. Pulvermacher, who seems to have started his business in the 1840's, here advertises his Principal Depot as Leadenhall Steet in the City, and where products of his galvanic establishment could be bought. Pulvermacher’s principal product was the Electric Chain Band, with Chain-Batteries and Intensity Batteries. Many of his items were patented, and the British Patent Office shows that he had several patents in 1849 and 1852 for medical electrical equipment. The first leaflet advertises the invention's first public exhibition at the 1851 Great Exhibition in the 'English Department, Section 10, No. 437, Northern Gallery of the Nave'. The second advertisement refers to the obvious success of the Hydro-Electric Chain at the Great Exhibition, and was evidently printed later as it carries testimonies to the applications of the apparatus. It advertises the availability of a "pocket version" of the equipment for portable use. Pulvermacher ‘s devices were championed by Dr. Golding Bird of Guy's Hospital a physician of repute, lecturer in natural philosophy, electrotherapeutist, clinical chemist, frequent contributor to medical journals of London and restorer of the medical use of electricity from quacks, who wrote a notable monograph on urinary problems. England’s first electrical therapy department was established by him.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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The Phisicians.
The Phisicians.
[London, Printed for the Author Rich Wallis Citizen & Arms painter of London & are to be sold by him at his Shop against ye Royall Exchange 1677.]
Engraving. 200 x 155mm, 8 x 6". Trimmed, mounted in album paper.
The crest of the College of Physicians (The Royal College from 1674), featuring the taking of a pulse at the wrist, and a pomegranate, symbolising life, fertility and regeneration. From "Londons Armory Accuratly delineated in a Graphical display of all the Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles and Motto’s of every distinct Company and Corporate Societie in the Honourable City of London".
[Ref: 17857]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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St Bartholomew's Hospitall.
St Bartholomew's Hospitall.
[London, Printed for the Author Rich Wallis Citizen & Arms painter of London & are to be sold by him at his Shop against ye Royall Exchange 1677.]
Engraving. 200 x 155mm, 8 x 6". Trimmed, mounted in album paper.
The crest of St Bartholomew's Hospital, the oldest in London carries a central design of a chevrom featuring two cripples. From "Londons Armory Accuratly delineated in a Graphical display of all the Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles and Motto’s of every distinct Company and Corporate Societie in the Honourable City of London".
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[St. Charles Borremeo Healing the Sick.]
[St. Charles Borremeo Healing the Sick.] Der heilige Carolus Borromeus. / St. Charles - Borromée.
Gemalt von Benedetto Luti. Nach d. Originale auf Stein gez v. J. Woelfje.
Verlag der K.B. priv. Kunstanstaldt v. Piloty & Loehle in Munchen. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph. Publishers blind stamp in centre of title area, 'Piloty & Loehle Munchen'. Printed area: 440 x 590mm (17¼ x 23¼"). Slight foxing; small tear in lower edge of sheet. Large margins.
Medical scene showing St. Charles Borromeo, Archibishop of Milan healing the sick, seated on the floor to right, with a choir boy holding a candle in the foreground to the left. After Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640). From the Munich Gallery collection.
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Le Médecin Clair-Voyant. Dédié à S.A.S. Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres Prince du Sang.
Le Médecin Clair-Voyant. Dédié à S.A.S. Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres Prince du Sang. Gravé d’après le Tableau Original tiré de Son Cabinet. Par Son très humble et trés Obéissant Serviteur, Helman.
Peint en 1775 par Le Prince, Peintre du Roi, et Conseiller en son Académie Royale. Gravé en 1775 par Helman, Graveur de M.gr le Duc de Chartres.
A Paris ches l’Auteur, rue des Mathurins, au petit Hôtel de Chiny. [n.d. c.
Etching and engraving. 496 x 386mm. 19½ x 15¼". Trimmed with some nicks and tears to edges.
Interior with doctor sitting on a chair and pointing at the heart of the young woman standing in front of him; on the left, an apprentice is making some medicine with a mortar.
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Medecine Universelle.
Medecine Universelle. Célébre Médecin Docteur par excellence. / Qui nous voyez aux piés de votre révérence [...]
A Paris Chez N. Guerard graveur rue St Jacques proche St. Yves à la Reine du Clergé. C.P.R. [c.1780]
Etching, platemark 285 x 185mm (11¼ x 7¼") very large margins.
French-published print paying tribute to the medical profession, with a doctor on a plinth and admiring crowds below.
[Ref: 44209]   £320.00  
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Middlesex Hospital, Medical School.
Middlesex Hospital, Medical School.
[n.d. c.1836.]
Wood engraving. Image area 51 x 119mm. 2 x 4¾". Cut and laid on album scrap.
The Middlesex Hospital, London, was opened in 1745 and became the first hospital to add 'lying-in' (maternity) beds in England. In 1836 the Hospital was Incorporated by Act of Parliament, allowing it various benefits as a charity.
[Ref: 18175]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Phrenological Chart.
Phrenological Chart. Designed to Illustrate the Treatise on Phrenology, in the ''Imperial Journal of Arts, Science, Mechanics and Engineering''.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Letterpress. Sheet: 530 x 825mm (21 x 32½"). Large tear in top edge and tears along folds.
A letterpress chart illustrating and explaining the various elements of phrenology.
[Ref: 44884]   £360.00  
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Phrenology.
Phrenology. Powers & Organs of the Mind [...]
Allens Dame St. [c.1830]
Lithograph, sheet 185 x 260mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Rare; crease through middle & marks.
Three views of a human head, divided into 35 sections associated with different affective and intellectual areas of thought (secretiveness, language, hope etc). The pseudomedicine of phrenology, developed by the German physician Franz Joseph Gall in 1796, was extremely popular in Britain during the first half of the 19th century.
For a portrait of Gall see ref. 209.
[Ref: 41382]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Treatment of the Apparently Drowned.  Royal National Life-Boat Institution.
Treatment of the Apparently Drowned. Royal National Life-Boat Institution. Portable Edition for the Pocket.
By order of the Committee, Richard Lewis, Secretary. London, May 1867.
Scarce Illustrated letterpress leaflet, 16mo (165 x 120mm, 6½ x 4¾", one sheet folded); medical advice with woodcut vignettes, issued by the RNLI. Three horizontal folds.
Instructions on how to resuscitate people who have been submerged under water for too long. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on selected inland waterways. The RNLI was founded on 4 March 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, adopting the present name in 1854.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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[Details of the various sections of the brain.]
[Details of the various sections of the brain.]
Hopkins lithog.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Two very rare lithographs on one sheet. Sheet 403 x 260mm. 16 x 10¼". Stained.
Top section: a mans head from the side, the front and the back; divded into sections, marked numerically from I to XXXIII. Bottom: specific feeling, thouht allocated to that specific section. I. Organ of Amativeness - Physical Love. II. Organ of Philoprogenitiveness. Love of Offspring. III. Organ of Inhabitiveness_attachment to particular places…XXXI. Organ of Causality power of tracing the relation of cause and effect. XXXII. Organ of Wit. XXXIII. Organ of Imitation, mimickry.
[Ref: 15542]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Chirurgien De Campagne.
Le Chirurgien De Campagne. Dedie a Monseigneur le Marquis d'Argenson Ministre et Secretaire d'Etat. Grave d'apres le Tableau Original de David Teniers, Par son tres humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur Tho. Major.
D. Teniers pinx. T. Major Sculp. 1747.
A Paris chez l'Auteur rue St. Jacques vis-a-vis les Charniers de S. Benoist [c.1750].
Fine copper engraving with small margins, fine impression, 370 x 490mm. 14½ x 19¼". A few spots of foxing.
A 'country surgeon' tends to the wounded foot of a peasant. His doctor's surgery contains in addition to the usual knives and tools of his trade a stuffed reptile suspended from the ceiling, and a monkey at the window uper right. After the 1678 painting by David Teniers the Younger (1610 - 1690).
[Ref: 26933]   £480.00  
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A Surgery with a Representation and Explication of the Chirurgical Instruments.
A Surgery with a Representation and Explication of the Chirurgical Instruments.
Printed according to Act of Parliam.t for y.e Universal Magazine Sold by J. Hinton at y.e King's Arms in St Paul's Church Yard London [n.d., c.1748].
Engraving. 195 x 235mm. (7¾ x 9¼"). Folds as normal, large margins on 3 sides; trimmed into plate at top, chip in edge.
A surgery with a selection of surgical instruments.
[Ref: 45344]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Medecin Empyrique.
Le Medecin Empyrique. Gravé d'Après le Tableau Original de David Teniers, du Cabinet de Monsieur Le Compte de Vence.
D. Teniers. J. Tardieu Sculp.
Par J. Tardieu Graveur du Roy, rue des Noyers vis à vis celle des Anglois, AParis Avec Priv. dy Roy.
Etching. 275 x 330mm (10½ x 13"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper.
An urinoscopist examining a bottle with urine at a table.
[Ref: 45336]   £260.00  
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[Tab. XVII. Idem Uterus a fronte Primo sive extimo substantiae strato sublato vasorum ampliorum distributio, corumque versus Placentam (quae hic parti anteriori et fundo Uteri adhaerebat) progressus melius conspiciuntur.]
[Tab. XVII. Idem Uterus a fronte Primo sive extimo substantiae strato sublato vasorum ampliorum distributio, corumque versus Placentam (quae hic parti anteriori et fundo Uteri adhaerebat) progressus melius conspiciuntur.]
[J.V. Rymsyke delin. Menil sculp.]
[Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774.]
Copper engraving. Plate 437 x 299mm. 17¼ x 11¾". Linen-backed for lecture use with original ties to hang-up. Text removed, abraised. Large water-stain to right.
William Hunter (1718-1783) was a Scottish anatomist and physician. He was a leading teacher of anatomy and an outstanding obstrecician. He worked with the artist Jan Van Rymsdyk to produce one of the greatest achievements in the history of medical illustration, "Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata", published in 1774.
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Andreas Vesalius.
Andreas Vesalius.
Esme de Boulonois, fecit.
[n.d., 1682.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 185 x 135mm (7¼ x 5½"). Trimmed inside plate. Laid on backing sheet.
A portrait of the anatomist Andreas van Wesel (1514-64), Latinised as Andreas Vesalius, author of the highly influential 'De humani corporis fabrica'. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'. He is often considered to be the founder of modern human anatomy. Starting his study in Paris where he later moved to Padua for his doctorate. Upon completion in 1537 he was immediately offered the chair of surgery and anatomy. He took his studies further by understanding the correlation between surgery and anatomy, by performing dissections himself and producing detailed charts for his students. Vesalius' pamphlet on blood letting , for the treatment of various illnesses, underlined the importance of understanding the structure of the body in medicine. After many years he chose to take up medical practice and he became physician to the Imperial Court of Emperor Charles V and in 1555 took service with Charles' son, Philip II of Spain. In 1564 he left to tour the Holy Land but died in October on the island of Zakynthos during the journey home.
Wellcome: 3051/9.
[Ref: 40004]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Visite au Physicien.
Visite au Physicien.
Madou del. lith de Ch: Motte [artist's blindstamp: C. Motte. Lithographie a Paris.]
Mr le Conseiller presente sa jeune epouse pour qu'on la soumette aux commotions electriques, &ca: &ca [n.d. c.1860.]
Lithograph. 235 x 310mm. 9¼ x 12¼". Repairs and crease to top right.
A gentleman escorting a young lady, probably his daughter, to the physician, where a further gentleman approaches them holding a stethoscope. The room is full of medical materials and paraphernalia.
[Ref: 14965]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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