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BAILLIE, Matthew (1761-1823). A series of engravings, accompanied with explanations, which are intended to illustrate the morbid anatomy of some of the most important parts of the human body. London:W. Bulmer & Co. for J. Johnson, and G. and W. Nicol, 1803.
2o (333 x 260 mm). 73 engraved plates after watercolor drawings by William Clift (1775-1849) (some minor foxing to a few plates). Contemporary straight-grained russia gilt, spine tooled in gilt and blind with gilt-lettered title, gilt arms surmounted by initials "SMM" on covers, t.e.g., edges uncut (some wear to joints and spine, top edge of upper cover faded).
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, previously published in ten parts, from 1799-1802. "The complete work, with additional half-title, dedication (to Dr. Pitcairn) and index, was issued in 1803; for this edition, the first fascicule was reprinted in slightly larger type, so that some lines have fewer words and some paragraphs more lines than in the first printing" (Norman). The first collection of pathological illustrations. The work was intended to accompany the author's Morbid anatomy, but nevertheless includes detailed explanations of each plate. Garrison-Morton 2282; Grolier Medicine 51B; NLM/Blake, p. 27; Wellcome II, p. 87; Norman 109.
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