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THE ANATOMY OF A  PYGMY, (Orang-Outang) compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay… by  Edward.: TYSON - First Edition - 1751 - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 38455)

THE ANATOMY OF A PYGMY, (Orang-Outang) compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay concerning the pygmies, &c. of the Ancients.

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THE ANATOMY OF A PYGMY, (Orang-Outang) compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay concerning the pygmies, &c. of the Ancients.

by TYSON, Edward.:

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London, T. Osborne, 1751.. Wherein it will appear that they are all either apes or monkies, and not men, as formerly pretended. To which is added, The anatomy and description of a rattlesnake : Also of the musk-hog. With a discourse upon the jointed and round-worm. And two letters concerning a monstrous birth, and preternatural conception : With Reflections thereon. SECOND EDITION, WITH EXTRA WORKS, 1751, ex library copy (Birmingham Medical Institute) with small pale stamps to title page and plates. 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 16 engraved plates, part folding, pages: [16], 1-108, [2], 1-58, 1-78, the prelims include imprimatur leaf, blank leaf and the final advert leaf which has been misplaced and inserted in the Preface, attractively rebound in full modern calf, contrasting gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine between raised bands, blind and gilt decoration to covers, new marbled endpapers. The first 8 folding plates (Anatomy of a Pygmy) repaired on folds, 2 with tiny loss to image, 2 plates have brown stain to inner margins not affecting image, edges of plates dusty, the plates to the other works are without repairs and in good order. Title page foxed, foxing and pale age-browning throughout, paper fault has affected 1 word but easily legible and the word has been pencilled in the margin, 1 plate just slightly protruding from text block, other occasional small faults of no consequence, otherwise a good copy. First published in 1699 with the title: Orang-Outang, Sive Homo Sylvestris: or, the Anatomy of a Pygmie. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcombe Library, Volume 5, page 314; A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 462; Printing and the Mind of Man, page 101, No. 169; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, Volume 2, page 771, No. 2120, listing the first edition; Geoffrey Keynes, A Bibliography of Sir Thomas Browne, page 204, No. 304; ESTC 102032. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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38455
Title
THE ANATOMY OF A PYGMY, (Orang-Outang) compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay concerning the pygmies, &c. of the Ancients.
Author
TYSON, Edward.:
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Attractively rebound in full modern calf
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Place of Publication
London, T. Osborne, 1751.
Date Published
1751
Keywords
Orang-Outang Orang-Utang science medicine anatomy apes rattlesnake musk-hog monkies pygmiesmonkeys

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