|Author|| Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, 1697 - 1770|
|Uniform Title||[Tabulae Sceleti Et Musculorum Corporis Humani. 1749.] English.|
|Title||Tables Of The Skeleton And Muscles Of The Human Body, By Bernard Siegfried Albinus. Translated From The Latin.|
|Imprint||London:: Printed For John And Paul Knapton., M.DCC.XLIX.|
|Physical Description|| p., 3, 25 [i.e. 40] pl.:  illus. (t.p. vignette); 695 mm. (Broadsheet ).|
|Physical Description Note||In the first sequence of three plates there are bis pl. 1-3; in the second sequence of 25 pl. there are bis pl.1-9.|
|Content Format Note||[T.p.] - An Account of the Work - [Plates 1-3, 1-25, with texts] - Index Musculorum.|
|Summary Note||Publication-dates of 1747, 1748 or 1749 are carried by the plates.|
The plates show the human body set before scenic backgrounds (including a figure of a hippopotamus). Plates 1-9 are preceded by bis plates which are outline drawings keyed to the text.
In the same year the Knaptons published also a Latin version of this work.The work was originally published in 1747, and has been regarded as one of the high points of anatomic engraving.
|Responsibility Note||The plates are all signed by their engravers - C. Grignion, G. Scotin, S. F. Ravenet or L. P. Boitard. No draughtsman is named, but the plates are copied from Jan Wandelaar's illustrations to the original edition (1747).|
The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by N. Blakey and engraved by G. Scotin.
Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint, 'Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini' (with the date).
|Subject||Anatomy - Human anatomy - Musculoskeletal system|
Manuals - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century
See the bibliographic note the Latin version, Bernardi Siegfried Albini Tabulae Sceleti (1749).
|Copy Note||Defective; lacks the first six plates (1-3 and 1-3 bis) and accompanying pages of text. Has a second copy of the title-page bound in at the end.|
|Binding Note||20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; retaining earlier black morocco spine-label lettered 'Anatomical Tables - The Muscles, Blood Vessels And Nerves Of The Human Body - Albinus'. Bound with one other.|
|Provenance||Acquired after 1901.|
|Contributors|| Knapton, John, 1696 - between 1767 and 1770, publisher|
Knapton, Paul, ca. 1703 - 1755, publisher
Blakey, Nicholas, fl. 1749-17581758, draughtsman
Grignion, Charles, 1721 - 1810, engraver
Boitard, Louis-Philippe, fl. 1733 - 67, engraver
Wandelaar, Jan, 1690 - 1759, draughtsman
Ravenet, Simon François, A.R.A., 1706 - 1774, engraver
John and Paul Knapton. publisher