Le cheval, extérieur régions, pied, proportions, aplombs, allures, age, aptitudes, robes, tares, vices, vente et achat, examen critique des œuvres d'art équestre, etc. Structure et fonctions, situation, rapports, structure anatomique et role physiologique de chaque organe, races, origine, divisions, caractères, production et amélioration ...
This is a very rare 19th century anatomy book with 16 lithograph plates with movable parts revealing layers of muscles, bone structure, and organs of a horse when a series of flaps are turned. The detailed text on all aspects of the anatomy of several breeds of horses is by veterinarian Eugène Alix. Colored plates along with those with movable parts were created by Édouard Cuyer, painter and anatomist at the National Art Academy at Paris and professor of anatomy at the Rouen Academy of Arts. Le Cheval is a great example of a medical manual of the 19th century that employs illustrations with movable mechanisms to effectively teach anatomy.
Full cloth binding. Gold stamping on front cover. B/W text and anatomical flap illustrations. Brittle spine tabs are broken on textblock, no support for plates, disbound. Binding previously repaired with pressure sensitive tape on the spine, now discolored. Plates and text very brittle; edges damaged. Electrical tape previously used to re-attach boards. Conservators will remove acidic tabs and perform necessary tape and adhesive removal. Reduce staining from tape. Perform paper repair to textblock edges. Guard sections, resew textblock. Remove tape and residual adhesive from cloth case binding. Reattach sewn textblock into original case.
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