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Recueil pour servir la médecine tibétaine: a very original publication by Jean-Paul Marchal, printmaker
and printer, since he created it all almost by himself, other than the text on medicine and the clichés of
the old Tibetan prints («for the protection of a fraction of the Human Heritage», says doctor Lobsang
Wangyal). He draws and cuts the images (woodcuts), typesets, sets the layout, prints every composition
in his manual press. The 50 copies of the Recueil pour servir la médecine tibétaine (Collection for the
illustration of Tibetan medecine), are printed on velin de Rives paper. A hard case contains unstitched
and unnumbered 36 pages, a folded woodcut 50 cm x 50 cm and a silk ceremonial scarf (khata).

Rechung Rinpoche Jampal Kuzang (19.. – 2007)
author of medical texts and drawings, Jean-Paul
Marchal (1928 – 2016), author of the other texts,
printmaker, typographer and graphist,
Recueil pour servir la médecine tibétaine (Collection for the
illustration of Tibetan medecine) Atelier du Moulin
Publisher – 2003 – 50 copies (No 42/50)
Woodcuts by Jean-Paul Marchal and typographic
clichés (Tibetan anatomy)
Box: 18.5 cm x 52 cm
Sheets: 16.5 cm x 50 cm
Book in sheets, in a case, with unnumbered pages
and one folded woodcut 50 cm x 50 cm
French and Tibetan schools
No 1454 – Acquisition 2012

Page with the names of the writer and the printmaker,
with monochrome woodcuts

Box, Buddhist khata and pages – Contents page
gSo-Ba-Rig-Pa (Traditional Bhutanese medicine)

The tree of medecine – full-page colour woodcut
(folded in three in the box