London: H.Bailleire, 1855. Third edition. Ex libris. 8vo(22.3 x 13.7 cm) Modernbrown goat. Raised bands, gilt decoration in center of panels, red morocco label in upper panel , date at tail,new marble end papers. Collation: xxiv, 464, 8 (Cat), (8- Cat.) pp. + 11 lithograph plates. Plate ll as frontispiece and plate 10 folding. engraved plates and 306 in text woodcuts. Internal condition is very good with only minor age browning to plates and slight off setting of plate 1 to last page of text. Most of the plates were done by S. W. Leonard and a few by Warren De La Rue. Item #0000337
This treatise is a publication of the Library of Illustrated Scientific Works (LISW) and includes two of their catalogues. The first catalogue is present as preliminaries and the second follows the collection of plates at the end of the book. Signatures of John H Echy and Samuel J. Deal, M.D. present on half title and title page, respectively.