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Anatomy of the heart, cranium, and brain : adapted to the purposes of the medical and surgical practitioner; to which is added, in notes, observations on the laws of life and sensation / by Alexander Ramsay.

  • Ramsay, Alexander, 1754?-1824.
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Edinburgh : Printed by George Ramsay and Company ... for Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh: and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne, London, 1813.

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vi, 66 pages, 6 unnumbered pages, 15 leaves of plates : illustrations (engravings) ; 29 cm (4to)


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Plates have their own t.p.: A series of plates of the heart, cranium, and brain, in imitation of dissections ... second edition, much enlarged. [Imprint as on main t.p.]
Engravings are hand-coloured. On each plate: "A. Ramsay M.D. del.t et sculp.t ... R. Scott Aqua tinxit"
Colophon has date 1812
Dedication to Sir Joseph Banks. Letter from Banks: p. [v]-vi
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Sotheby's via Phelps Note: One leaf (bl.?) missing after p. 66. Errata slip attached to p. 66. Binding: Disbound, in 19th cent. boards

References note

Roberts and Tomlinson: Fabric of the body p.498-499


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