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CARUS, C(arl) G(ustav). TRAITE ELEMENTAIRE D'ANATOMIE COMPAREE, SUIVI DE RECHERCHES D'ANATOMIE PHILOSOPHIQUES OU TRANSCENDANTE SUR LES PARTIES PRIMAIRES DU SYSTEME NERVEUX ET DU SQUELETTE INTERIOR ET EXTERIEUR. Bruxelles: Lejeune,1838. 8vo. 808pp. 1/4 dark brown leather over marbled boards, stamped in gilt to spine. Translated from the German. Bookplate to front pastedown. Light wear to extremities. Light foxing to endpapers. Carus is best known for the concept of vertebrate archetype, a key idea in the development of Darwin's theory of evolution. A polymath, he also painting under Caspar David Friedrich. His writings on psychology, in which he was the first to point to the unconscious as the essential basis of the psyche, influenced Jung. Lacking the atlas volume.