A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Accompanied with
A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Accompanied with
A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Accompanied with

LIZARS, John. A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Accompanied with descriptions, and physiological, pathological and surgical observations.

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LIZARS, John. A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Accompanied with descriptions, and physiological, pathological and surgical observations. Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars. [1832-40].

Folio. Later nineteenth-century half brown morocco, t.e.g.; pp. (i)-xxii + [4] + (2)-241 + (I)-xxxvi, engraved title page, 101 plates (most with hand-colouring and tissue guard); boards a little soiled, spotting to endpapers, occasional light foxing, very good.
Later issue, originally issued in 12 parts from 1822 to 1826 with a separate text in octavo format. In this later issue the text was reset in folio and combined with the plates in a much more convenient single volume. John Lizars (1792-1860), was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, and medical author. Erasmus Darwin, Charles's brother, was one of his students while they were both undergoing medical training in Edinburgh; Charles himself found surgery too stomach-churning to sign up for his lectures (Desmond and Moore, Darwin, p. 26). Lizar's plates were engraved by the his brother, W. H. Lizars, one of the leading engravers of Edinburgh, well-known for engraving the earliest plates of Audubon's The Birds of America. Lizars's "superb atlas is certainly one of the most elegant works [on anatomy] of the nineteenth century "(Heirs of Hippocrates 1436).
Garrison-Morton 6026; Heirs of Hippocrates 1436; Waller 5950; Wellcome III,531.

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