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Ridley, Humphrey
THE ANATOMY OF THE BRAIN. CONTAINING ITS MECHANISM AND PHYSIOLOGY; TOGETHER WITH SOME NEW DISCOVERIES AND CORRECTIONS OF ANCIENT AND MODERN AUTHORS UPON THAT SUBJECT. LONDON: FOR SAMUEL SMITH AND BENJAMIN WALFORD, PRINTERS TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY, 1695
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Ridley, Humphrey
THE ANATOMY OF THE BRAIN. CONTAINING ITS MECHANISM AND PHYSIOLOGY; TOGETHER WITH SOME NEW DISCOVERIES AND CORRECTIONS OF ANCIENT AND MODERN AUTHORS UPON THAT SUBJECT. LONDON: FOR SAMUEL SMITH AND BENJAMIN WALFORD, PRINTERS TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY, 1695
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,500 GBP
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Ridley, Humphrey
THE ANATOMY OF THE BRAIN. CONTAINING ITS MECHANISM AND PHYSIOLOGY; TOGETHER WITH SOME NEW DISCOVERIES AND CORRECTIONS OF ANCIENT AND MODERN AUTHORS UPON THAT SUBJECT. LONDON: FOR SAMUEL SMITH AND BENJAMIN WALFORD, PRINTERS TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY, 1695
8vo (187 x 115mm.), initial licence leaf, 5 folding engraved plates by Michael van der Gucht, modern crushed brown morocco (bound in 1952), top edge gilt, a few deckle edges, small tears in folds of a few plates, a couple of plates trimmed close to plate mark, occasional light browning or spotting, upper joint starting to crack at foot
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Provenance

John Scott, presentation inscription on flyleaf dated 1978

Literature

ESTC R2833; Wing R1449; Norman 1833; Russell, British Anatomy 699

Catalogue Note

The first English treatise on the brain. "This is an excellent book. In it Ridley gives the first account of the circular venous sinus which he names. He also gives the first English account of a pineal tumour" (Russell, p.188).

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