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BROOKESEAN MUSEUM
Brookesean Museum. The museum of Joshua Brookes, Esq. F.R.S. F.L.S. ... Blenheim Street, Great Marlborough Street, consists of a collection of anatomical and zoological preparations, which has almost wholly occupied Mr. Brookes's time and attention for upwards of thirty years: and is acknowledged to be the most elegant, extensive, and celebrated extant; being the production of individual talent and exertion, regardless of trouble and expense.
London: printed by Gold and Walton, 1827.
15, [1] p. ; 25.3 cm. (4º)

The 'Synopsis Comprehending a Catalogue raisonnée of every subject contained in the Museum, ...' promised at the end of this pamphlet was published in 1828 when Joshua Brookes tried in vain to sell his entire museum by auction. In the event it was sold piecemeal in 1830. Brookes's anatomical museum was second only to John Hunter's which had been acquired by the Royal College of Surgeons and housed on the south side of Lincoln's Inn Fields in a special built museum opened in 1811.

Copy Notes Bound first in a collection of pamphlets and manuscripts.

Binding C19th half dark green roan, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Brooksean Museum &c', later numbered '47' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 2s. 6d. on 22 December 1850. (Archive 7/15/8).

Reference Number 641


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