"SURGICAL ANATOMY IS, TO THE STUDENT OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY, THE MOST ESSENTIAL BRANCH OF ANATOMICAL SCIENCE": Rare First Edition of Gray's Anatomy
Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical (Gray’s Anatomy).
Item Number: 92505
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859.
First edition of this influential work on Anatomy. Quarto, original calf, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with 363 wood-engravings after the drawings by H. V. Carter. In very condition with light rubbing and wear, small piece of the front free endpaper torn. A rare first edition of this immensely influential work, scarce in the original binding.
Gray's Anatomy is an English-language textbook of human anatomy originally written by Henry Gray and illustrated by Henry Vandyke Carter. Earlier editions were called Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical and Gray's Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied, but the book's name is commonly shortened to, and later editions are titled, Gray's Anatomy. The book is widely regarded as an extremely influential work on the subject, and has continued to be revised and republished from its initial publication in 1858 to the present day.