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Bridgman, George B., The Book of A Hundred Hands, Pelham, NY, Bridgman Publishers, 1926, second edition [first edition 1920]., 4to (10" x 7"), HB, cloth spine, dk blu/green paper over boards w/ gilt titles & illus., VG / no DJ. Edges worn, boards visible, covers and text block stained at and near spine, foxing to edges of text block, previous owner's sig to front pastedown, discoloring on rear pastedown, rust from attachments in last few pp.

159 pp, profusely illustrated. Introduction and short history of the hand in art by the artist/author, followed by the hand rendered in line drawings in multiple poses and at numerous angles, including anatomical study details of bones and musculature. Attached is a cut-out chart of "Hands as Symbols of Quantity," attached with little metal pincers that have rusted onto the surrounding pages.

George B Bridgman was an instructor in drawing and lecturer on human anatomy at New York City's Art Students' League.

A classic, still in print only in a soft cover reprint.    [Book ID # 1079]


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