Paris: Lasteyre, Paris, 1821-28. 4 vols. Folio (500 x 336 mm). [ii], 158; [ii], 159-322; [ii], 325-504; [ii], 505-656 pp. FIRST EDITION. With 258 lithographs by Lasteyrie after drawings by Feillet and Haincelin (22 folding, some coloured). Contemporary full calf, gilt border on upper and lower covers, gilt spines; some browning and foxing. Bookplates and small release stamps of the Library of Congress; a very good set with ownership signature, possibly of A[ristide] Monteiro, dated Nov. 1871, with a few pages in manuscript laid in. Item #1189
First edition of one of the most magnificent anatomical atlases published in the nineteenth century. The four volumes include the sections on osteology, myology, neurology and angiology. The plates were published in sections over many years, and the lithographs were printed by de Lasteyrie and Engelman, pioneers of the development of lithographic art in France.