Yaggy's Anatomical Study Presenting the Skeleton, Muscles, Arteries, Veins and Nerves also Four Life-Size Manikins of The Body, The Head, The Eye and Ear with Additional Manikins of Arm and Leg.
1886 (dated) 30 x 18 in (76.2 x 45.72 cm)
This is an 1886 edition of Levi W. Yaggy’s important anatomical study. This large folio, intended for the instruction of human anatomy, contains large life-size charts or ‘manikins’ featuring the human anatomy, which include the skeleton, muscles, arms and legs, nervous system, arteries and veins, internal organs, ear, eye and head, etc.
The back of the front covers contains a three-panel fold out diagram of the human torso. The chart of the human torso, eye, ear, head and the upper and lower extremities include several pull out and fold out sections and overlays that represent the anatomical layers i.e. the construction of the internal organs, and the construction of the eye, ear and head respectively. Some of the charts of the internal organs depict the harmful effects of alcohol and narcotics.
Issued and patented in 1866, Yaggy’s Anatomical Study was published by the Western Publishing House of Chicago and was considered a publishing landmark for its use of pop-ups.
Levi Walter Yaggy (July 16, 1848 - October 18, 1912) was an American author, publisher, and inventor. Born in Plainfield, Illinois to Jacob Yaggy and Elizabeth Pfister Yaggy, Levi attended Northwestern College in Naperville, Illinois before moving to Chicago, where he established a publishing house named the Great Western Publishing House in 1874. Yaggy served as the president and chief stockholder of the publishing house, which eventually grew to include seventeen branch offices and five thousand agents throughout the United States. Great Western Publishing focused mainly on the publication of maps and studies for colleges and high schools, and was for years the foremost publisher of this genre of material in the United States. Yaggy held several patents, including one for a stubble turner, which was very lucrative, one or an adding machine different, and a Chautauqua desk. Upton completion of a relief map fo the United States for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., Yaggy was made a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of England. During a hunting trip in Kansas in 1888, Yaggy noticed a well being dug, and remarked that the water level was only a few feet below the surface. He immediately purchased the entire estate and planned catalpa and apple trees. This plantation grew into one of the most lucrative in the country.
Western Publishing House, Yaggy's Anatomical Study, Chicago, 1886.
Good. Some wear and damage over inside of the front and back cover which include the chart of the body and chart of the ear, eye and head respectively. All charts show minor cracking and age wear.