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Anatomie Pathologique du Corps Humain, Descriptions avec Figures Lithographiées et Coloriées, des Diverses Altérations Morbides dont le Corps Humain est Suceptible.

Tome Premier. (Livraisons I A XX); Tome Deuxieme. (Livraisons XXI A XL).

T.I : Half title, title, Subscriber's List, text and 118 plates [82 HAND-COLOURED]; T.II : Half title, title, text and 115 plates [2 double, 85 HAND-COLOURED]]. Contemporary brown morocco gilt, all edges gilt, recently rebacked to match, a little scuffing and wear to the corners and edges, foxed throughout varying from very little to occasionally heavy, half-title and title in v.II with a slight vertical crease, very small library stamps on all free end-papers, pencil call numbers at the top margin of the titles, otherwise free of library marking, book-plates of WILLIAM EDMUND IMAGE.

* GARRISON-MORTON #2286 - 'The fine illustrations of gross pathology make this one of the greatest works of its kind. Cruveilhier, first professor of pathological anatomy in Paris, gave the first description of multiple sclerosis (in vol.2), and an early description of 'Cruveilhier's palsy' '. THORNTON and REEVES Medical Book Illustration, pp.104-106 and plate 44 - 'Another monumental anatomical atlas was published over a period of thirteen years in forty folio sections, to form two volumes when bound. This was Anatomie Pathologique..... by Jean Cruveilhier (1781-1874) [with] 233 full lithographic plates, most of which were the work of Antoine Chazel.' HEIRS OF HIPPOCRATES #863 - 'In the nineteenth century pathology came into its own, being based for the first time on increasingly accurate knowledge of pathologic anatomy. Cruveilhier was the first occupant of the newly established chair of pathology at the University of Paris. In his day he was the leader.......... This atlas contains some of the finest illustrations of gross pathology ever made.' RALPH MAJOR Classic Descriptions of Disease, pp.628-632 with portrait of Cruveilhier - 'Cruveilhier is best remembered for his Anatomie Pathologique.... This work is a vast storehouse of pathological anatomy and from the artistic standpoint is the most beautiful and magnificent pathological atlas ever published.' ARTHUR BLOOMFIELD Bibliography of Internal Diseases, p.230 - 'J. Cruveilhier .... in his gorgeous atlas, pictures the deposits of urates in the cartilages and tendons of gouty patients with a detailed description of the gross lesions.' WILLIAM EDMUND IMAGE FRCS DL JP (18 May 1807 – 26 September 1903) surgeon and early philatelist, born in Norwich, the younger son of the Rev. Thomas Image, Rector and Patron of Whepstead, Suffolk and a notable geologist. He took his medical degree in France where he lived in the house of the French surgeon M. Dupuytren. On returning to England he established his practice in Bury St. Edmunds, eventually becoming an acknowledged expert in forensic medicine and toxicology. SEE Plarr's Lives........... 'William Edmund Image, born in 1807, of French Huguenot extraction, was apprenticed to John Greene Crosse of Norwich, then studied at Guy's Hospital and in Paris, where he graduated Bachelier ès Lettres. At the outbreak of the Revolution in 1830 he returned and settled in practice at Bury St Edmunds, where he was Surgeon to the Hospital and gained a local reputation and general respect. Arsenical poisoning was a matter of wide popular suspicion in East Anglia, and Image was a witness at three trials; at the last in 1849, Katherine Foster was executed at Bury St Edmunds for the murder of her husband.'

J. B. Baillière. Paris and London.

Date Published: 1829-1835; 1835-1842. 2 volumes. Folio.

Stock No. 61551

Price: £6,000.00