Monday, July 26, 2010

"Lewd and Scandalous Books," Monash University Library, Melbourne, Through September 30th

Above are some wonderful anatomical images from the exhibition "Lewd and Scandalous Books," on view at Monash University library in Melbourne, Australia until September 30th. I especially love the top image, which brings to mind the Anatomical Venus trope.

You can visit the virtual exhibition--from which these images are drawn--by clicking here.

Images top to bottom:
  1. Beach, W. (Wooster), 1794-1868. An improved system of midwifery, adapted to the reformed practice of medicine: illustrated by numerous plates … / / by W. Beach (Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1859).
  2. Mauriceau, François, 1637–1709. Traité des maladies des femmes grosses … / Par François Mauriceau. 6th ed. (Paris: Par la Compagnie des Libraires, 1721–28)
  3. Crooke, Helkiah, 1576–1635. Mikrokosmographia: A description of the body of man … / By Helkiah Crooke … 2nd ed. (London: Printed for Thomas and Richard Cotes, and are to be sold by Michael Sparke, 1631).
Found via Book Tryst.

1 comment:

ML Awanohara said...

Hi, Joanna. Funnily enough, I'd just heard about Monash U for the first time in my life, thru a posting I did on my own blog, Seen the Elephant. It was an interview with an Aussie from Melbourne who is now in London. I'll send her the link to your post! xxx