Manuel d'anatomie descriptive du corps humain, représentée en planches lithographiées.
Cloquet, Jules, 1790-1883
Chez Béchet jeune
3 v. in 2; 26 x 21 cm
Cloquet, Professor of Clinical Surgery and Surgical Pathology at the Medical Faculty of Paris, conceived with A. Béchard (who subsequently withdrew), a huge anatomical atlas consisting of original illustrations, and of those of the best authors, including W. Hunter, Soemmering, Tiedemann, Haller, Walter, Mascagni, Charles Bell, Scarpa, and Jones Quain. Fifty-one parts, constituting five volumes, were issued between 1821 and 1831 with the title: Anatomie du corps de l'homme, ou Description et figures lithographiées de toutes les parties du corps humain. They contained over three thousand figures on three hundred plates, more than half of which were original, drawn by Cloquet and his sister, Lise, transferred to lithographic stone by Haincelain [Haincelin], Feillet, and Dubourjal, and printed at the press of Charles de Lasteyrie, and Godefroy Engelmann, who pioneered lithographic printing in France. Anatomie was the first anatomical atlas to be illustrated with lithographs. It was re-issued in quarto in 1825 with the title: Manuel d'anatomie descriptive du corps humain, with some minor additions, and 340 plates, some of which are hand-coloured.
Heirs of Hippocrates 859; Roberts & Tomlinson, p. 535; H.F. Norman 490.
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