We bring you some images from the rare book collection to kick off your October:
I like to think of it as “Dancing Skeletons.” Doesn’t it look as though they’re mid-twirl?
Andrew Fyfe (1754-1824) was a Scottish anatomy professor at Edinburgh University where he lectured and performed dissections. He later went on to create anatomy textbooks and engravings. The above volume, The Anatomy of the Human Body: Illustrated in One Hundred & Fifty Eight Plates, was published after Fyfe’s death in 1830. It’s comprised solely of detailed engravings of human anatomy.
This book, along with 1,316 others, were digitized during the UCSF Google Books Project and is now available in full on HathtiTrust.
A few more– the thoracic cavity,
teeth and jaw,
nerves and muscles on the neck and head,
and last but not least, a child skeleton and skulls on books. Now, who is ready for Halloween?