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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 100

    MAYO, Herbert (1796-1852). The Nervous System and Its Functions, London: John W. Parker, 1842. 12° (201 x 122mm). Publisher's catalogue at end (margins lightly dust-soiled). Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt (very rubbed, head and tail of spine chipped, a few unobtrusive stains).

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    MAYO, Herbert (1796-1852). The Nervous System and Its Functions, London: John W. Parker, 1842. 12° (201 x 122mm). Publisher's catalogue at end (margins lightly dust-soiled). Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt (very rubbed, head and tail of spine chipped, a few unobtrusive stains).

    FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on front blank: "The Rev.d. Dr Holland with the respects & sincere regard of the author", with MANUSCRIPT POEM, SIGNED BY MAYO on rear blank with accompanying 5-line note. This is Mayo's final work on this subject. It "was begun as a physiological introduction for a reissue of the 1827 Engravings, but in the event the illustrations were not reprinted" (DSB).


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