William. The Anatomy of the Humane Body. -- Syllabus,
sive index humani corporis partium anatomocus. London: N. Cliff
and D. Jackson, 1713. Two parts
bound in one volume. Octavo,
contemporary paneled calf
rebacked; red leather label. $2200.
edition of Cheselden's influential medical text, complete with 23
engraved plates (2 folding).
“During the late 17th and early 18th centuries medical training
in Britain was poor and in particular there was little formal anatomy
tuition. As a result, in 1711, Cheselden began private tuition in
anatomy. This attracted many students away from the 'public' tuition at
the Company of Barber-Surgeons and brought him in to conflict with this
organization. His first major book was The Anatomy of the Human Body,
published in 1713, and this became a standard medical text for well over
the next one hundred years” (Stephen Parker).
was so widely-used that it went through 13 editions by 1792.
Garrison-Morton 390; Heirs of Hippocrates 810; Norman 464;
Wellcome II, p. 335. Slight
closed tear to plate of heart; small stain on rear board; generally a
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