1821. Item #89426
MECKEL, J(ohann) F(riedrich). SYSTEM DER VERGLEICHENDEN ANATOMIE 6 VOLS. IN 7. Halle: Renger,1821-33. 6 vols in 7, 474; 542; 638; 670; 741; 356; 552. 8vo., Brown faux leather paper covered boards with green leather labels, stamped in gilt to spines. Boards well rubbed. Labels faded. Prior ownership in ink to ffep. and title pages with bookplates of J. Amory Jeffries, an American anatomist of note. Some marks and notes in ink to margins. Meckel was a assistant to Georges Cuvier. He was a pioneer of teratology, in particular the study of birth defects and abnormalities. (GM 4th ed., 318: 5 vols. in 6).