Encyclopdie, after Denis Diderot worked on the French translation of James's work, published in Paris 1746-1748. Garrison-Morton-Norman 6799. (3)" /> JAMES, Robert (1705-1776). <I>A Medicinal Dictionary, including Physic, Surgery, Anatomy, Chymistry and Botany, in all their branches relative to medicine</I>. London: T. Osborne, 1743-1745. 3 volumes, 2<V>o (395 x 253 mm). 60 plates (of 63), including 29 folding (incomplete: repairs to 3E2-3F2, Vol. I, with part of several lines of text on each supplied in facsimile, small pieces clipped out of lower margins of 3D1-3E1, occasional spotting and light browning). Modern panelled calf antique. FIRST EDITION. "The largest, most exhaustive, and most learned medical dictionary written in English prior to the early 19th century" (Garrison-Morton-Norman). The dedication and some of the articles were written by Samuel Johnson, and it was following this that a group of booksellers suggested he write his famous dictionary. The work also prompted the Diderot & d'Alembert <I>Encyclopdie</I>, after Denis Diderot worked on the French translation of James's work, published in Paris 1746-1748. Garrison-Morton-Norman 6799. (3) | Christie's