The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings. Charles BELL.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.
The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.

The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.

London: T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1802.

1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #003487

4to (307 x 245 mm). vii [1], 87 [1] pp., 12 stipple-engraved plates (11 printed in colours and finished by hand) by T. Medland, John Stewart, W. Archibald and others after Bell. All edges uncut. Rebacked contemporary plain boards, gilt-lettered morocco spine label (extremities worn, edges scuffed and bumped, boards soiled), original endpapers. Text and plates only little age-toned, minor dust soiling mostly to edges, finger soiling to title and page margins, occasional minor spotting, plate XII soiled. Provenance: James Tait Goodrich (bookplate tipped to front pastedown, Natural Science Department, Rio de Janeiro (sticker pasted to upper title), Hugo Miller (ink stamp on title). Very good copy. ----

Norman 168; Heirs of Hippocrates 1297; Waller 890; Wellcome II, p 315; Notable medical books from the Lilly Library, p.165. - FIRST EDITION of this important work by Bell, with among the most detailed illustrations of their type to date. Bell studied the brain and the nervous system throughout his life and discovered the two distinct types of nerves, sensory and motor. "In this work Bell displays both his descriptive and artistic capabilities. The twelve aquatint plates (eleven of them hand-colored) were engraved by Thomas Medland after Bell's own drawings and constitute what is probably Bell's most beautiful work on neuroanatomy and one of the most beautifully illustrated in the entire literature" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1297). "The anatomical work of Bell was the most important in the British Isles during the early part of the 19th century" (Garrison-Morton). - Visit our website to see more images!

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