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Snape, Andrew
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Snape, Andrew
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THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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Snape, Andrew

The Anatomy of an Horse ... to which is added an appendix ... of the generation of animals; and ... of the motion of the chyle, and the circulation of the bloud. London: M. Flesher, for the author and T. Flesher, 1683

2 parts in 1 volume, folio (14 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.; 360 x 222 mm). Engraved portrait, 49 engraved plates; lower outer corner of first few leaves frayed, some light marginal soiling, marginal dampstain in latter half beginning at the lower edge and extending to the fore- and top-edge by the end, small marginal inkstain in pages 40-41. 19th-century blind-ruled calf, spine gilt-ruled in compartments with gilt-stamped title label; rebacked with original spine laid down, corners torn.


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Provenance

William Colvile (ms. exlibris on title verso dated  "June 5, 1683")

Literature

Wing S-4382; Nissen ZBI 3887; Huth, p. 26; Podeschi, Mellon, 31

Catalogue Note

First edition. The author (fl. 1660-1683) was serjeant farrier to King Charles II who received the book's dedication. The illustrations appeared first, for the most part, in Carlo Ruini's Anatomia (1598).

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York