Author:DOUGLAS, James (1675-1742)


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Myographiae Comparatae Specimen: or, a Comparative Description of All the Muscles in a Man, and in a Quadruped. Shewing Their Discoverer, Origin, Progress, Insertion, Use and Difference. To Which is Added an Account of the Muscles Peculiar to a Woman. . .

By: DOUGLAS, James (1675-1742).

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh:, Printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid for Alexander Donaldson, 1763.: 1763

Seller ID: M9445

EARLY EDITION, revised. Sm. 4to. xxxii, 240 pp. First & last few leaves with minor marginal worming. Rebacked preserving original calf boards; extremities with minor nicks. Early ink ownership signature of William Benser["] [or Penrose], 1771. Very good. RARE. Detailed study of the muscles by the celebrated anatomist James Douglas. He famously described the peritoneum in detail and was mentioned in Alexander Pope's great satirical poem The Dunciad. Douglas was a close friend of John Hunter and the brother of the lithotomist John Douglas. NLM (18th C.), p. 125. See: Garrison, History of Me... View more info