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BICHAT, Marie François Xavier (1771-1892). Anatomie générale, appliquée a la physiologie et a la médicine [Additions à l'anatomie générale ... pour servir de complément aux éditions en quatre volumes. Par P.-A. Béclard]. Paris: Brosson, 1801 -21. 5 volumes, 8° (202 x 125mm). Engraved portrait by Coupé after Choquet in volume V, half-titles, 2 folding printed tables in volume I (a little discolouration and scattered foxing). Contemporary tree calf gilt, contrasting labels on spines, yellow edges. FIRST EDITION. 'Bichat revolutionized descriptive anatomy. Where Morgagni and others had conceived of whole organs being diseased, Bichat showed how individual tissues could be separately affected. [The work] marks the beginning of modern histology', Garrison-Morton 403.
HUFELAND, Christoph Wilhelm (1762-1836). The Art of Prolonging Life. London: for J. Bell, 1797. 2 volumes, 8° (225 x 142mm). Half-titles (occasional unimportant discolouration). Original boards, uncut (spines a little rubbed). Provenance: Tetschener Bibliothek (red armorial stamp on title-versos). First English edition. 'Hufeland's "Makrobiotik", one of the most popular books of its time on personal hygiene', Garrison-Morton 1602 (describing the German edition of the same year).
And 3 other works in 4 volumes: Santorio's Medicina statica: being the Aphorisms (London, 1720), William Harvey's The Works (London, 1847) & Thomas Watson's Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic (London, 1857, 2 vols.). (11)
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