Birmingham, Alabama: The Classics of Medicine Library, Gryphon Editions, 1987.
The Classics of Medicine Library. Leather bound. 9" X 5 3/8".259pp. Bound in full brown cowhide, with boards and spine stamped in 22kt gilt. Matching brown silk ribbon placemarker. A touch of edgewear to binding with slight lean to spine and faint scratches to gilt at edges of text block, else fine. Binding is firm, tight, and sound. Publisher's bookplate filled out and tipped in to verso of front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very handsome special edition of this classic text of medicine, a facsimile of the first English edition of 1813 by the father of histology Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771-1802). Very good +. Item #3847