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Monro, System of Anatomy, 1791

Monro, System of Anatomy, 1791

A System of Anatomy and Physiology, with the Comparative Anatomy of Animals. Compiled from the Latest and Best Authors, and Arranged, as Nearly as the Work Would Admit, in the Order of the Lectures Delivered in the University of Edinburgh, In Three Volumes. With a complete Index to each Volume. A New Edition, with Additions, Corrections, and Notes; Illustrated with Twenty Copperplates. Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and Sold in London by G. G. and J. J. Robinsons; Paternoster-Row. 1791.


Complete. Volume First. Volume Second. Volume Third.


Three volumes in full brown tree calf with red title plates and raised bands on spines. Faint red page edges.


Vol 1

Corners bumped and scuffed. Mild shelf wear. Bottom edge of spine chipped. Front hinge starting to crack exteriorly but board still firmly attached. Book plate (James Tait Goodrich) on front paste down. Very small stain on pg 468. Foxing is very rare. A clean, bright, tight, and remarkably fresh copy--seemingly unread, with no internal marks. 2 blanks, half title, full title, v - viii Dedication, ix - xiii Contents, xv - xxxii Introduction, A (p 1) title, 2 - 4 To the Students, 5 - 487 text and plates, 489 - 506 Index, 2 pp Advertisements, 1 blank.


Part I: osteology, Part II: myology, Part III: Eight Anatomical Tables (after Albinus, with explanations by John Innes) plus two additional tables. Part IV cartilage & ligaments. Part V integuments.


Tab I precedes p 397 and Tab X precedes p 427. All 10 plates present. Tab VI bound slightly askew resulting in a slightly roughened fore-edge which sticks out beyond the rest of the block. 


Vol 2

Corners bumped and slightly scuffed. Front hinge superficially beginning to crack exteriorly but board still holding tight. Mild shelf wear. Book plate (James Tait Goodrich) on front paste down. Top corner of title page folded. Tear of corner p 21/22. Faint transparent damp stain, partially involving text and all plates, spreading inward from fore-edge at pp 23 - 165, 176 - 186, 348 - 369, and all four plates with their textual explanations. Otherwise only rare foci of foxing, minute st