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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    SWAN, Joseph (1791-1874). Plates of the Brain, in Explanation of the Physical Faculties of the Nervous System. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853.

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    SWAN, Joseph (1791-1874). Plates of the Brain, in Explanation of the Physical Faculties of the Nervous System. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853.

    4o (294 x 230 mm). 22 plates after L. Aldous and E. West (some foxing to a few plates, a few plates loose in textblock). Original green cloth (textblock detaching from covers, staining to covers); green cloth box.

    FIRST EDITION. Joseph Swan, anatomist and surgeon of the Lincoln County Hospital, devoted his career to the study of neuro-anatomy. He was one of the first to study nerve regeneration and discovered the relation between the optic thalamus and opposite side sensation. In 1820, Swan was awarded in a Prize by the Royal College of Surgeons for his research on the nervous system.

    [With:]

    SWAN. A Demonstration of the Nerves of the Human Body. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1865.

    2o (676 x 499 mm). 26 engraved plates, each accompanied by an outline engraving (plates stamp in blank margin). Modern half calf. Provenance: Newcastle Infirmary Medical Library (ink stamps on title and plates).

    Later edition, of the most splendid atlas of neuroanatomy ever published in England. (2)


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