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    Lizars' System of Anatomical Plates
    of the Human Body, Beautifully Illustrated
    with 103 Hand-Colored Plates

    [Anatomy]. John Lizars. A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body, Accompanied with Descriptions and Physiological, Pathological, and Surgical Observations. Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, [n.d., ca. 1840]. Second edition. Folio. Approximately 17 x 10.75 inches. [xxvi], 241, xxxvi pages. Engraved title-page and 103 plates inserted. Bound in twentieth century half brown calf over marbled boards, spine tooled and ruled in gilt in compartments, red gilt morocco lettering label, six raised bands. Binding rubbed, rear hinge starting, some minor foxing and thumbsoiling in text and plates. Overall, a fine copy with good color.
    "Lizars performed the first (unsuccessful) ovariotomy in Britain. His book made generally known the practical possibility of this operation." (Garrison-Morton). "Although it contains no new discoveries, this superb atlas is certainly one of the most elegant works of the nineteenth century." (Heirs of Hippocrates).
    Garrison-Morton 6026. Heirs of Hippocrates 1436. Waller 5950 (all discussing the first edition).



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