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Anthropology: Or, The Natural History Of Man; With a Comparative View Of The Structure And Functions Of Animated Beings In General. - By William Blair, A.M. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons; Fellow of the Medical Societies of London, Paris, and Brussels; Surgeon of the Lock Hospital and Asylum, and of the Bloomsbury Dispensary, &c. - [Epigraph] -

William Blair

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees, Paternoster Row; J. Hatchard, 190, Piccadilly; J. Highley, 24, Fleet Street; J. Callow, Crown Court, Soho; and T. Cox, St. Thomas's Street, Southwark., 1803. - Price Five Shillings in Boards.

Physical Description

viii, [4], [9]-163, [1] p.; 212 mm. (Quarto.)


[T.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - Corrigenda; Additional Corrections - [Text] - [Publisher's advertisement]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the verso of the title page and in the colophon: 'Printed by S. Gosnell, Little Queen Street, Holborn.'

The work is dedicated by the Author to 'The Nobility, Clergy, Gentlemen, And Others, Who Attend His Course Of Physiological Lectures'.

Summary Note

This work is described in the author's Preface as 'a text-book or syllabus to the auditors of his Physiological Lectures'. He states that 'what was at first designed as an occasional amusement to a few of his friends, (chiefly amateurs of the fine arts,) has imperceptibly grown into the mature state of regular and annual Discourses, addressed to a more promiscuous company of visitors.'


The title page is inscribed in ink, 'With the Author's Respects.' It was presented by hand of John Flaxman and acknowledged 6 January 1804 (RAA CM III, 235).


Lectures - Manuals - Great Britain - 19th century


Thomas Norton Longman, publisher
Owen Rees, publisher
John Hatchard, publisher
J. Highley, publisher
John Callow, publisher
Thomas Cox, publisher
Samuel Gosnell, printer
William Blair, previous owner, donor
Longman and Rees (London), publisher