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Author: Smellie, William, 1697-1763.
Artist: Rymsdyk, Jan van, fl. 1750-1788.
Artist: Camper, Petrus, 1722-1789.
Engraver: Grignion, Charles, 1717-1810.

Title: A sett of anatomical tables, with explanations, and an abridgment, of the practice of midwifery, with a view to illustrate a Treatise on that subject, and Collection of cases.

Publication: London: [s.n.], printed in the year MDCCLIV [1754].

Collation: [44] p., 39 leaves of plate ; 54 x 37 cm.

General notes:

Plates engraved by Charles Grignion after drawings mainly by Jan van Rymsdyk with the addition of 11 by Petrus Camper, and 2 by "another hand" - probably Smellie's own hand.
Planned to accompany the author's Treatise on the theory and practice of midwifery, and Collection of cases.

References:

ESTC (RLIN) T135372
Garrison-Morton (5th ed.), no. 6154.1
Russell, K.F. British anatomy (2nd ed.), no. 753

Notes about NLM's copy:

Imperfect: leaf containing explanations of tables 3 and 4 wanting.
Presentation inscription on front fly leaf:

"John Griffies to Francis Fisher, February 5, 1789; A small token of great gratitude for his attendance on his poor son, the late John Griffies, surgeon at Cambridge."

Call number: WZ 260 S638s 1754 OV2