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The Hand Its Mechanism And Vital Endowments As Evincing Design By Sir Charles Bell K.G.H. F.R.S. L. & E.

Sir Charles Bell

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/2042

Author

Variant Title

Bridgewater treatises;, 4

Imprint

London:: William Pickering, 1833

Physical Description

xv, [1], 288 p.: illus.; 215 mm. (Octavo.)

Contents

[Half-t., t.p.] - Notice - Preface - Contents - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The illustrations are unsigned.

The printer is named on the verso of the title page and in the colophon: 'C. Whittingham, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.'

References

M. Cazort et al., The ingenious machine of nature: four centuriues of art and anatomy [exhibition catalogue] (1996); G. Gordon-Taylor and E.W. Walls, Sir Charles Bell: his life and times (1958).

Summary Note

The half-title reads, 'The Bridgewater Treatises On The Power Wisdom And Goodness Of God As Manifested In The Creation - Treatise IV The Hand Its Mechanism And Vital Endowments As Evincing Design By Sir Charles Bell K.H. F.R.S.'

Immediate source of Acquisition

Purchased in, 1867. (See Librarian's Report, RA Annual Report for 1867, p. 26).

Provenance

The verso of the half-title is inscribed in ink, 'Edward Mc.All'.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'The Hand - Bell'.

Subject

Hand - Anatomy
Creation
Treatises - Essays - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century

Contributors

William Pickering, publisher
Charles Whittingham, printer
Edward McAll, previous owner