George Stubbs - A Superb Copy of The Anatomy of the Horse 1965 with original dustjacket and cover no blemishes.
From the original 1776 edition with modern veterinary paraphrase by James McCunn . With 24 new plates by Stubbs published for the first time, published by J.A. Allen and Co, London,. 1965, frontis portrait, various folding plates and others, full red leather with gilt titles,with a dust jacket, large folio. Very Collectable.
Sir Alfred Munnings stated ' This is the most unique thing of its type ever compiled'. A lifetimes ambition for Stubbs himself, in 1756 he rented a farmhouse in the village of Horkstow, Lincolnshire, and spent 18 months dissecting horses, assisted by his common-law wife, Mary Spencer. He moved to London in about 1759 and in 1766 published The anatomy of the Horse. The original drawings are now in the collection of the Royal Academy. This book includes a particular description of the bones, cartilages, muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins and glands.
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