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Tuson, Supplement to Myology, 1828

Tuson, Supplement to Myology, 1828

A Supplement to Myology; Containing the Arteries, Veins, Nerves, and Lymphatics of the Human Body, the Abdominal & Thoracic Viscera, The Ear and Eye, The Brain, and The Gravid Uterus, with the Foetal Circulation. By Edward William Tuson, Lecturer on Anatomy & Physiology, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, &c. &c. London: Published by Callow and Wilson, Medical Booksellers, 16, Princes Street, Soho. 1828.


Brown quarter leather with marbled paper over boards. Title plate and stamped date on spine. New end papers. Paper repairs to margins of title page. Irregular dark stain on blank verso of plate nine (possibly old mildew, not affecting plate). Some mild foxing and toning but otherwise clean, bright, and tight throughout. All flaps intact. Plate 2 folding. Plates 1, 5, 7, and 8 printed on verso. All others on recto. Nine anatomic plates, in colors, with elaborately layered flaps to expose successively deeper anatomic structures.


New blank, title, dedication, 9 plates with corresponding textual explanations, new blank.


Measures: 21 ¼ x 14 ½ x ¾ inches.


Stamped Glasgow University Library at bottom of title page.


Heirs 913 is the 2nd edition of Tuson’s Myology: “Edward William Tuson (1802 – 1865). Myology. 2nd ed. London: Callow and Wilson, 1828. [2] 8 ll., 8 col plates. 53.8 cm. This unusual teaching atlas by English anatomist, Tuscon, depicts the somatic musculature in colored lithographs, printed on flaps and mounted in layers on figures of the skeleton. It is unusual to find the moving parts intact and preserved. Choulant-Frank p. 234: Cushing T196”


We offer here, not his Myology, but his Supplement to that work, which seems to be of the same style and sense of the original work.