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ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY
[Annual report. 1829]
The fifty fifth annual report of the Royal Humane Society, instituted 1774, to collect and circulate the most approved and effectual methods for recovering persons apparently drowned or dead; to suggest and provide suitable apparatus for, and bestow rewards on those who assist in, the preservation and restoration of life. 1829.
London: printed for the Society, and to be had at the Society's house, [1829].
v, [1], 150 p. ; [2] pl. (1 hand-col. litho.) ; 21.0 cm. (8º)

The Royal Humane Society was founded in London by two doctors, William Hawes and Thomas Cogan. The hand-coloured plate of the poisonous berries of an ornamental shrub, the spurge olive, is drawn by G. Spratt and printed by C. Hullmandel; the other plate illustrates 'the different Instruments contained in the Society's Case of Apparatus for Resuscitation'. Wood-engraved medallions on title-page.

Copy Notes The name of a new steward is added in ink on p. 106.

Binding C19th publisher's grey paper boards, with title printed on the upper cover above the arms of King George IV as the Society's patron, unlettered spine.

Reference Number 199


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