Saturday, April 17, 2010

Abraham Rees - Muscles of the Human Body - Cyclopaedia: Or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences


 Outline of muscles of the human body, outer muscles of the human body, tendons of the human body.

Plates of muscles of the human body from Abraham Rees - Cyclopaedia: Or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

Wikipedia Article: "It was written by about 100 contributors, most of whom were nonconformists. They were specialists in their fields, covering the arts and humanities, agriculture, science, technology, and medicine. Its engraved plates are particularly fine, being the work of artists like John Farey, Jr., and the engraver Wilson Lowry."

The E. J. Pratt Library at Victoria University in Toronto, Canada has two other examples, these of antique sculpture, from the Cyclopedia. The notes point out that engraving for the Cyclopedia was an important source of income for William Blake.
"Abraham Rees (1743–1825), Presbyterian minister and encyclopaedist, was led by his interest in mathematics and the physical sciences to re-edit Chambers’s Cyclopaedia of 1728; so successful was the first version of 1778 that Rees undertook a more comprehensive revision that became known as Rees’s Cyclopaedia. "
Anatomical Chart from Ephraim Chamber's Cyclopaedia, or, An universal dictionary of arts and sciences from the Morbid Anatomy blog.

More images from Chamber;s Cyclopedia are at Cyclopedia Links.

Individual plates from the book are for sale on Ebay Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.

Three volumes on Ebay.com  Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.

Abraham Rees - Cyclopaedia: Or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences at Abebooks.com

Copies at Amazon.com:

Cyclopaedia: Or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (Volumes 1 & 2)

THE CYCLOPAEDIA; OR, UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE - VOLUME I

Vol. XXXII, Part I, of The Cyclopaedia, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.

The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature




The Cyclopædia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Volume 3

Encyclopædia Britannica: History of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., Micropædia, Propædia, Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

William Blake and the Body

William Blake and the Body

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