Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Pointe, Honoré Joseph (1738-1797)

  • Pointe, Honoré Joseph, 1738-1797
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Transcript of 'Embaumements'. De la manière d'ouvrir les cadavres humains et de les embaumer (i.e. 'Anthropotomie' by Jean Joseph Sue [1710-1792]). Anatomical mnemonic verses. Matière chirurgicale proposée pour le prix de l'année 1762 [ -1766] à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon, etc. Transcriber's holograph MSS. Bound after printed copies of Bordenave (J. J.). Essai sur la physiologie. Amsterdam. 1766. Sue (J. J.). Abrégé de l'anatomie. Paris. 1754. The title-page and index to Sue's 'Abrégé' are also written by Pointe. At the end of the 'Anthropotomie', Pointe has written: 'Écrit à Paris le 15 Xbre 1761'. Following the mnemonic verses is a 'Discours sur les misères de l'homme traduit en vers', with the Latin text. Pointe has signed the title-page of the first printed work. Produced in Paris & Lyons.



Physical description

1 volume 4 ll. + 231 pp. + 1 bl. l. + 3 ll. + 230 pp. + 2 ll. + 30 pp. + 4 ll. + 107 pp. + 8 ll. + 33 bl. ll. 8vo. 16 × 91/2 cm. Original calf-gilt binding.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1933.

Ownership note

Book-plate of the author's son Jacques Pierre Pointe [1787-1860] pasted inside the upper cover.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


  • French


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link