Edinburgh, Dublin, London: W.H. Lizars, 3, St. James Square ; S. Highley 32, Fleet Street ; W. Curry Junr. and Co. 9, Upper Sackville Street, c. ( 1835). Early printing, not dated (c.1835). Atlas volume, without the text volumes. Folio, half-leather binding with marbled sides, blind-stamped decoration to borders of leather. Gilt title to spine. Engraved title page, 2 pp dedication, 4 pp table of contents, 101 anatomical plates of which the first eight are b&w and the remaining 93 are hand-coloured. A doctor's ownership stamp top of title page, with small illustration of a Gibson family crest. A little light foxing early pages, 21 plates with small pencilled annotation top edge, occasional pencil mark elsewhere, in general very clean. Some scuffing to boards, edges and corners rubbed. Very good condition. Scarce.
Important medical work by the Scottish surgeon, anatomist and medical author John Lizars (1792 - 1860). Lizars was Professor of Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. His 'System of Anatomical Plates' is "still ranked amongst the greatest ever produced in that era" (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh). The volume is beautifully illustrated, engraved by John Lizars' brother W.H. Lizars. Scarce, particularly with such a high proportion of hand-coloured plates. Item #102525
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