Paris: Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. 52 pages. Tall slim 8vo, cloth-backed marbled boards; spine well-worn. Paris: Aux Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. First Edition. Although Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did not invent the guillotine, he advocated its use as a painless method of execution as opposed to burning alive, quartering, etc.
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London: William Miller, 1808. Illustrated with 22 handsomely printed color engravings by the accomplished stipple engraver John Dadley, purportedly after originals by one Pu-Qua of Canton, acquired by the author, William Henry Mason, a major in the Royal Madras Fusiliers, while visiting the country around 1790. Slim folio, 3/4 contemporary burgundy levant with ornately gilt spine; (rubbed at extremes but sound and attractive). London: William Miller for S. Gosnell, 1808. An early printing, likely the third, with pages watermarked 1804.....