SMITH, John Rubens (1775-1849). A Compendium of Picturesque Anatomy, Adapted to the Arts of Design, Painting, Sculpture and Engraving. Boston: John Rubens Smith, 1827.

Only edition of an anatomical drawing book by the Anglo-American artist John Rubens Smith. The skeletal plates are drawn on the stone by Smith after an earlier work by the Spanish artist-anatomist Crisóstomo Martínez. Quite rare, it last appeared at auction in the 1930s.

Folio (500 x 330mm). 4 lithographed plates, 1 folding (foxed; quite chipped and folding plate torn at folds). Original plain wrappers, stitched. Custom box.
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