Anatomy Improv'd and Illustrated: With Regard to the Uses thereof in Designing

Genga, Bernadino.

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New York: Editions Medicina Rara, 1970. Limited edition 59 pp, folio. Half-leather over linen, in slipcase. Limited edition numbered 82 (LXXXII) of 300 copies. Few tiny scuffs to leather, else fine. Pages crisp and fresh. Shelfwear to slipcase, otherwise clean, sturdy, fully intact. High-quality facsimile of 1723 printing of Bernardino Genga's 1691 anatomy illustrations and explanations.Full title page text: "Anatomy Improv'd and Illustrated With Regard to the Uses thereof in Designing: Not only laid down from an Examen of the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body, but alsop Demonstrated and Exemplified from The most Celebrated Antique States in Rome Exhibited in a great Number of Copper Plates, with all the Figures in Various Views. Intended Originally for Use of The Royal French Academy of Painting and Sculpture. And carried on under the Care and Inspection of Charles Errard Director of the Same in rome. The Dissections made by DocR. Ber. Genga. Anatomis Royal. The Explanations and Indexes Added By SignR. Can. John Maria Lancissi, P. Physician to his Holyness Pope Innocent XI. A Work of great Use to Painters Sculptors Statuaries And all others in the Noble Arts of Designing. First Published at Rome By Dom di Roffi, And Now Re-engraven by the Ablest Hands in England. And Republished by John Senex at the Globe against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street. London." Near Fine in Very Good Slipcase Hardcover (Item ID: 149360)

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