A collection of 18th- and 19th-century publications featuring medical illustrations and diagrams, reflecting advancements in understandings of anatomy, innovations in surgical techniques, and more. Featured works include a first edition of A Series of Engravings Explaining the Course of the Nerves by Charles Bell, early editions of publications by John Hunter, F. R. S., and the 1785 new edition of Henry Baker’s Of Microscopes, and the Discoveries Made Thereby.
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Science, Medicine, and Mathematics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, and ephemera relating to the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.