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"UNRIVALED FOR… ELEGANCE OF STYLE AND ACCURACY OF DESCRIPTION"

BELL, Charles. Anatomy of the Brain. BOUND WITH: Series of Engravings… Nerves. London, 1802, 1803.

First editions of two seminal early works by Scottish surgeon Bell—Anatomy of the Brain (1802) and Series of Engravings (1803), with Anatomy wonderfully illustrated with 12 stipple-engraved anatomical plates (11 hand-colored)—-"engraved by Thomas Medland after Bell's own drawings… probably Bell's most beautiful work on neuroanatomy and one of the most beautifully illustrated in the entire literature"—and nine copper-engraved plates (three folding) in Series of Engravings, all after richly detailed and expressive original drawings by Bell, a splendid volume in contemporary calf and marbled boards. $17,500.

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QUAIN’S FIVE-PART SERIES OF ANATOMICAL PLATES IN LITHOGRAPHY,
WITH 204 BEAUTIFUL FULL-PAGE ELEPHANT FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS,
ALMOST ALL HAND-COLORED

QUAIN, Jones and WILSON, William James Erasmus. Series of Anatomical Plates in Lithography. London, 1836-42. Text and five suites of illustrations bound as three volumes.

First edition of this forerunner to Gray's Anatomy, with frontispiece and 203 elephant-folio lithographs by William Fairland, almost all of which are hand colored. Rarely found complete. $16,000.

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RARE FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM SMELLI’S CELEBRATED 1754 ANATOMICAL ATLAS BY WILLIAM SMELLIE, WITH THE FIRST ACCURATE IMAGES OF THE FETUS IN UTERO, ONE OF ONLY 80 COPIES PUBLISHED

SMELLIE, William, M.D. Sett of Anatomical Tables. London, 1754. Rare first edition of the pioneering 1754 anatomical atlas by William Smellie, "one of the most important obstetricians of all times," with 39 striking copper-engraved plates, the first accurate illustrations of the fetus in utero and during labor, far superior to any before seen, after drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk, Peter Camper and Smellie, accompanied by text and published under the supervision of Smellie's close friend, author and physician Tobias Smollett. One of only 80 copies printed. $15,000.

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“THE MOST ELABORATE AND BEAUTIFUL
OF ALL 17TH-CENTURY ENGLISH TREATISES ON ANATOMY”

COWPER, William. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies. Leyden, 1737. Second edition of Cowper’s splendid large folio anatomical atlas, one of the greatest of all artistic anatomies. Superbly illustrated with engraved title page and 114 magnificent folio engraved plates (two folding and one double-page), including 105 plates originally drawn by Rembrandt’s rival, Gerard de Lairesse for Bidloo’s Anatomia (1685). $14,500.

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OFFPRINTS OF ALL THREE PARTS OF THE GENETIC CODE, 1962-66, ONE INSCRIBED BY MARSHALL NIRENBERG AND TWO SIGNED BY FRANCIS CRICK

CRICK, Francis and NIRENBERG, Marshall W. The Genetic Code. San Francisco, California, 1962-66. Three offprints.

First offprint editions of a three-part article on DNA by Francis Crick and Marshall Nirenberg originally published in Scientific American, with Parts I and III signed by Francis Crick and Part II inscribed: "with best wishes Marshall Nirenberg." $9500.

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FIRST WORK ON MIDWIFERY BY AN ENGLISHMAN, 1653

HARVEY, William. Anatomical Exercitations, Concerning the Generation of Living Creature. London, 1653.

First edition in English, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Harvey by William Faithorne (often missing). "The chapter on midwifery in this book is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman" (Garrison & Morton). $9500.

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“ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT WORKS OF THE 19TH CENTURY”

LIZARS, John. A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Edinburgh, 1822-27. Atlas volume only.

First edition of this highly successful medical sourcebook, a collaboration between innovative 19th-century surgeon John Lizars and his artistic brother William Home Lizars, with 101 folio plates of the human body, 15 vividly hand-colored. $6000.

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"HIS THEORIES UNDERLAY THE THINKING WHICH LED UP TO THE AMERICAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTIONS, AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IN PARTICULAR IS A LASTING TRIBUTE TO THE PRINCIPLES HE ADVOCATED"

MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat. Complete Works. London, 1777. Four volumes.

First edition in English of Montesquieu's collected works including his seminal Spirit of Laws, beautifully bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $6000.

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"LOIMOLOGIA GAVE DEFOE HIS STARTING POINT"

(QUINCY, John) HODGES, Nath[aniel], M.D. Loimologia. London, 1720.

First edition in English of the British physician's classic on the 1665 Great Plague of London, a major source for Defoe's 1722 Journal of the Plague Year, with Defoe relying on "Hodges’ horrifically graphic details” about the plague's “pestilential tokens… sure speedy Messengers of Death." Hodges was one of the few doctors who remained in London throughout the plague, and also stands out as one of the few to take notice of all the "Moles, Mice… [who] leave their Burrows, and lie open in the Air… a certain Sign of the Pestilence at Hand." With the translation into English by Dr. John Quincy, whose Essay of the Different Causes of Pestilential Diseases first appears here. $5500.

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