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Author
MASSE, Joseph Nicolas.
Title
A Pocket Atlas of The Descriptive Anatomy of the Human Body
Published
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845.
Description
8vo. PAGINATION: xxii 112p. First English Edition. Modern full tan calf gilt rules on spine title gilt on black leather label sme light foxing and bleeding from colored plates. Plates 109-112 bound out-of-sequence at end. 112 hand-colored anatomical plates by W. L. Ormsby after [J. B.] LŽveillŽ and colored by Ackerman. Masse was professor of anatomy in Paris. He saw a need for a small inexpensive pocket atlas for students surgeons and the country physician. "Athough Masse's Atlas is justly considred one of the most beautiful works ever published in Paris the most critical must admit that in so far as the engraving and colouring is concerned the American edition is to say the least of it fully equal to the edition executed by the Parisian artists. We would farther add that in so far as the references are concerned this edition is much more correct than the European one..." Editor's Preface. Pattison Granville Sharp (1791 - 1851) anatomist and surgeon. "Pattison's colourful professional life testifies both to his own perseverance and to some of the typical trajectories trials and tribulations of an early nineteenth-century academic medical career. In both Britain and the USA intense competition for limited (and badly or barely paid) university and hospital posts governed by patronage and between private lecturers whose livings depended on attracting students in the medical marketplace exacerbated professional politics and back-stabbing. Pattison often transgressed professional etiquette and was never at the cutting edge of his discipline but his flamboyant headstrong and tenaciously quarrelsome nature made him particularly inept at the gentle art of academic politics and this weakness made his setbacks more severe. He was described by one late nineteenth-century Glasgow writer as "a man of brilliant abilities as an expounder of anatomy [whose] life throughout was greatly marred by his rare genius for getting himself into trouble".

Coloured plates in order:

1. Osteology Plate I. (4 figures).
2. Osteology Plate II. (8 figures).
3. Osteology Plate III. (6 figures).
4. Osteology Plate IV. (3 figures).
5. Osteology Plate V. (8 figures).
6. Osteology Plate VI. (12 figures).
7. Oseology Plate VII. (8 figures).
8. Osteology Plate VIII. (9 figures).
9. Osteology Plate IX. (6 figures).
10. Osteology Plate X. (14 figures).
11. Osteology Plate XI. (11 figures).
12. Osteology Plate XII. (10 figures).
13. Arthrology Plate I. (6 figures).
14. Arthrology Plate II. (6 figures).
15. Arthrology Plate III. (5 figures).
16. Arthrology Plate IV. (4 figures).
17. Arthrology Plate V. (8 figures).
18. Arthrology Plate VI. (8 figures).
19. Arthrology Plate VII. (7 figures).
20. Arthrology Plate VIII. (7 figures).
21. Myology Plate I. (2 figures).
22. Myology Plate II. (4 figures).
23. Myology Plate III. (3 figures).
24. Myology Plate IV. (4 figures).
25. Myology Plate V. (1 figure).
26. Myology Plate VI. (2 figures).
27. Myology Plate VII. (4 figures).
28. Myology Plate VIII. (1 figure).
29. Myology Plate IX. (1 figure).
30. Myology Plate X. (1 figure).
31. Myology Plate XI. (3 figures).
32. Myology Plate XII. (5 figures).
33. Myology Plate XIII. (3 figures).
34. Myology Plate XIV. (4 figures).
35. Myology Plate XV. (3 figures).
36. Myology Plate XVI. (2 figures).
37. Myology Plate XVII (3 figures).
38. Myology Plate XVIII. (4 figures).
39. Aponeurology Plate I. (6 figures).
40. Aponeurology Plate II. (6 figures).
41. Aponeurology Plate III. (7 figures).
42. Aponeurology Plate IV. (5 figures).
43. Splanchnology Plate I. (7 figures).
44. Splanchnology Plate II. (8 figures).
45. Splanchnology Plate III. (7 figures).
46. Splanchnology Plate IV. (10 figures).
47. Splanchnology Plate V. (2 figures).
48. Splanchnology Plate VI. (8 figures).
49. Splanchnology Plate VII. (4 figures).
50. Splanchnology Plate VIII. (4 figures).
51. Splanchnology Plate IX. (1 figure).
52. Splanchnology Plate X. (2 figures).
53. Splanchnology Plate XI. (3 figures).
54. Splanchnology Plate XII. (6 figures).
55. Splanchnology Plate XIII. (1 figure).
56. Splanchnology Plate XIV. (4 figures).
57. Splanchnology Plate XV. (6 figures).
58. Angeiology Plate I. (1 figure).
59. Angeiology Plate II. (5 figures).
60. Angeiology Plate III (4 figures).
61. Angeiology Plate IV. (2 figures).
62. Angeiology Plate V. (1 figure).
63. Angeiology Plate VI. (1 figure).
64. Angeiology Plate VII. (1 figure).
65. Angeiology Plate VIII. (1 figure).
66. Angeiology Plate IX. (2 figures).
67. Angeiology Plate X. (2 figures).
68. Angeiology Plate XI. (3 figures).
69. Angeiology Plate XII (3 figures).
70. Angeiology Plate XIII. (3 figures).
71. Angeiology Plate XIV. (1 figure).
72. Angeiology Plate XV. (3 figures).
73. Angeiology Plate XVI. (1figure).
74. Angeiology Plate XVII. (4 figures).
75. Angeiology Plate XVIII. (3 figures).
76. Angeiology Plate XIX. (3 figures).
77. Angeiology Plate XX. (7 figures).
78. Angeiology Plate XXI. (4 figures).
79. Angeiology Plate XXII. (2 figures).
80. Angeiology Plate XXIII. (2 figures).
81. Angeiology Plate XXIV. (1 figure).
82. Angeiology Plate XXV. (1 figure).
83. Angeiology Plate XXVI (1 figure).
84. Angeiology Plate XXVII. (2 figures).
85. Angeiology Plate XXVIII. (1 figure).
86. Neurology Plate I. (2 figures).
87. Neurology Plate II. (2 figures).
88. Neurology Plate III. (2 figures).
89. Neurology Plate IV. (2 figures).
90. Neurology Plate V. (6 figures).
91. Neurology Plate VI. (4 figures).
92. Neurology Plate VII. (3 figures).
93. Neurology Plate VIII. (4 figures).
94. Neurology Plate IX. (6 figures).
95. Neurology Plate X. (12 figures).
96. Neurology Plate XI. (1 figure).
97. Neurology Plate XII. (1 figure).
98. Neurology Plate XIII. (1 figure).
99. Neurology Plate XIV. (1 figure).
100. Neurology Plate XV. ((3 figures).
101. Neurology Plate XVI. (1 figure).
102. Neurology Plate XVII. (1 figure).
103. Neurology Plate XVIII. (2 figures).
104. Neurology Plate XIX. ((3 figures).
109. Neurology Plate XXIV. (4 figures).
110. Neurology Plate XXV. (1 figure).
111. Neurology Plate XXVI. (1 figure).
112. Neurology Plate XXVII. (1 figure).
105. Neurology Plate XX. (3 figures).
106. Neurology Plate XXI. (5 figures).
107. Neurology Plate XXII. (3 figures).
108. Neurology Plate XXIII. (3 figures).

References
Duncan 181. [Oxford DNB]. OCLC: 14845855
Hand coloured plates
112
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
Science, The Americas
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
229