The History of the Absorbent System, Part the First (all published).

London: Cadell & Elmsly, 1784. First. hardcover. Containing the Chylography, or, Description of the Human Lacteal Vessels, with the Different Methods of Discovering, Injecting, and Preparing Them and the Instruments used for These Purposes. 6 detailed folding plates in sepia. 52pp. + errata. folio, modern 3/4 calf with marbled boards, leather label, deckle-edged. London: Printed for the Author and sold by T. Cadell and P. Elmsly, 1784. First Edition. Extremely Rare. Very good (+). very good(+).

Author was an anatomist and surgeon. He suceeded William Hunter as professor of anatomy to the Royal Academy of Arts. "Sheldon spent much time in studying the lymphatic system and but for his ill-health his results would probably have surpassed those obtained by William Cumberland and Cruikshank." DNB XVIII, p. 26. Pioneer work giving the first anatomical representation of the lacteals. Russell 748. Blake, p. 416.

Price: $2,750.00

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