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SHAW, Alexander
Narrative of the Discoveries of Sir Charles Bell in the Nervous System
London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. Octavo, viii, 232, [2] (publisher's advertisement, verso blank) pages plus a frontispiece and a 16-page publisher's catalogue (dated May 1839). Original brown ribbed cloth, ruled and decorated in blind, and lettered in gilt on the spine; cloth (rebacked, retaining the original backstrip) unevenly discoloured, and a little worn and bumped at the extremities; some leaves fingermarked (including the title leaf, which also has slight loss near the top left-hand corner where an uncut portion was opened carelessly); scattered foxing and minor signs of use and age; a decent copy, partially unopened (pages 105-112, 137-144, 157-160 and 229-232). Offered with a copy of the Classics of Neurology and Neurosurgery Library 1985 facsimile edition of MAYO, Herbert: 'Anatomical and Physiological Commentaries'. Octavo, two volumes (originally published August 1822 and July 1823) here bound as one, [iv] (new preliminaries), [iv], 120, [ii], [iv], 142 (last blank), [2] (modern colophon, verso blank) pages plus a total of 15 folding plates. Gilt-decorated full leather, all edges gilt; covers lightly marked; an excellent copy with the 15-page booklet of publisher's notes loosely inserted. 'Heirs of Hippocrates' (see 1668) supplies some useful information: 'Seventeen years before this book was published, Shaw, brother-in-law of Sir Charles Bell ... presented a paper to the Royal Society in Paris in which he described the experiments of Bell on the ph … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB [Adelaide, SA, Australia]

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