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GRAY, Henry (1827-1861).
Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical. The drawings by H. V. Carter, M.D. The dissections jointly by the author and Dr. Carter.
London: John W. Parker and Son, 1858. London:: John W. Parker and Son, 1858., 1858. Royal 8vo. xxxii, 750 pp. (note: page 369 incorrectly numbered 367). With 363 wood-engravings, index. Modern half calf, original marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-stamped rules and spine title on dark brown morocco, all edges marbled. Original binder's stamp at rear: E. Walker & Sons, New York. Title inscription to previous owner: Charles E. Hagner from Dr. Charles H. Smith. Handsome copy. RARE. FIRST EDITION, one of 750 copies printed, of the medical text which has been more widely used by successive generations of medical students and doctors than any other. Not only an important book of reference, Gray's Anatomy has become a household phrase. "The success of the book was not due to an absence of rivals. There were already several texts on anatomy Gray's Anatomy, however, eclipsed all others, partly for its meticulous detail, partly for its emphasis on surgical anatomy, but most of all perhaps for the excellence of the illustrations, based on drawings by H. V. Carter, who assisted Gray with the dissections, and engraved by Messrs. Butterworth and Heath with remarkable skill. The design of the book, and the skill with which the illustrations were interpolated in the text, could hardly have been improved" (ODNB). / "The success of Gray's work may be due to the fact that he wrote clearly and arranged the contents of his book so well, integrating surgical anatomy into the main text. The excellent illustrations may also have contributed - these were wood engravings after drawings by Henry Va … [Click Below for Full Description]
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