Item #86931 MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY. John STEPHENSON.
MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY

MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY

1838. Item #86931

STEPHENSON, John. MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY; OR ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ANIMALS AND MINERALS EMPLOYED IN MEDICINE AND OF THE PREPARATIONS DERIVED FROM THEM: INCLUDING ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF ANIMAL AND MINERAL POISONS: WITH FIGURES COLORED FROM NATURE. London: John Churchill, 1838. Second edition. A complete set of 46 lithographic plates, bright and clean. All but three are hand-colored. They are numbered 1-29, 29A, 30-45. (Although the final plate, number 45 is mistakenly numbered 42.) Plate 29, a folding plate, has short edgetears at creases. Ex-library, with no external marks and all of the usual marks within, but no marks to prints. 8vo., brown three-quarter morocco with marbled boards, slightly rubbed at edges and joints. An early text on the medical uses of plant and animal extracts, intended as a continuation of Stephenson and Churchill's treatise on Medical Botany. The author notes that "the medical reader will find every substance retained in modern practice has been fully and accurately described," and indeed this volume is a wealth of information on animal and minerals, with descriptions of the animal's habitats as well as their Latin, common and local names. The plates, were drawn from specimens held by the British Museum with additional specimens of poisonous snakes by Thomas Bell, another noted naturalist. A wide variety of useful creatures and minerals are depicted and described, including the recently discovered platypus, snakes, parasites and others. The text goes on to describe and illustrate minerals, denoting their chemical makeup and crystalline structures. The work of a meticulous, multi-talented naturalist from a golden age of scientific progress and publishing. A very good copy.

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