Saturday, October 29, 2011

Skeletons for Halloween

Die Knochen - the bones from Naturgeschichte des Thier-, Pflanzen- & Mineralreichs in colorirten Bildern nebsterläuterndem Text.', with introductions by G.H. von Schubert, published in Esslingen, Germany by J.F. Schreiber, c. 1878. Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert (1780-1860) was a German physician and naturalist. The print is available on Ebay.

 Thomas Nast cartoons: On the Red Danube-Bless You My Children, King Death's Distribution of Prizes, A Dead Failure. The prints are available on Ebay.

Skeletons from 'Anatomia Corporum Humanorum' by William Cowper, 1739. The major source of this work was the Dutch anotomist Goverd Bidloo and his landmark work titled: 'Anatomia Humani Corporis' (1685). What started as an English translation of Bidloo's work first published in 1698 ended in a court fought battle over plagiatism by Cowper. Cowper did not even mention Bidloo in his work. The famous plates in this work (by Gerard de Lairesse) are identical to the ones from Bidloo's work and actually even bought from Bidloo and The Brockhaus Encyclopedia, and the Dictionaire Universal D’Historie Naturelle, 1849.

The Anatomy and Biology of the Human Skeleton

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