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TINNEY, John (1706--1761)
A compendious treatise of anatomy, adapted to the arts of designing, painting, and sculpture, on ten folio copper-plates; and in which the external muscles and bones of the human body are represented as they appear in the best chosen attitudes, when cleared of the skin, the membrana adiposa, and the veins and arteries that lie on their surface. Designed and composed by the aid of the best anatomical tables extant; with a concise and clear explanation, showing the names of the different parts, with their origin, insertion, and use. Tto which have been added, the names as adopted in modern surgery. A work not only useful, but absolutely necessary, to painters, statuaries, professors, and learners, of drawing and design. By J. Tinney.
London: printed for R.H. Laurie, 1827.
[6] p., X pl. ; 35.7 cm. (2º)

First published in 1743. On verso of title-page: Printed by J. Rider. The engravings are by Tinney after F. Nicholls. 'In this work, two of the skeletons are taken from Vesalius, the other from Cowper; the first three figures are likewise from Vesalius, and were drawn by Titian for the use of painters; the other figures are taken (with a little alteration) from Cowper, ...' (p. [3]). Originally comprising eight plates, the work was reprinted in 1762 and in 1808, when two further unnumbered plates of a gladiator and of Hercules were added. These are reprinted in the present edition with plate numbers IX and X. Further editions appeared in 1833 and 1842. See K.F. Russell, 'John Tinney's Compendium Anatomicum and its publishers', Medical History, vol. 18 (1974), pp. 174--85.

Copy Notes Bound (3) with Report from the Select Committee on the Poor Laws, 1817 (q.v.) and Report from the Select Committee on steam engines and furnaces, 1820 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half maroon roan, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled and lettered spine.

Reference Number 3893


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