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MOTHERBY, George (1732--1793)
A new medical dictionary; or, general repository of physic. Containing an explanation of the terms, and a description of the various particulars, relating to to anatomy, physiology, physic, surgery, materia medica, chemistry, &c. &c. &c. Each article, according to its importance, being considered in every relation to which its usefulness extends in the healing art. By G. Motherby, M.D. The fourth edition: revised and corrected, with considerable additions, by George Wallis, M.D. ...
London: printed for J. Johnson, G.G. and J. Robinson; T.N. Longman, and T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1795.
xi [i.e. xii], 739, [11], ii, [8] p., [35] pl. (1 fold.) + [12] p. of letterpress ; 36.8 cm. (2º)

First published in 1775. Includes an 'English index' at the end. The plates, some of which are accompanied by descriptive letterpress leaves, are grouped at the end and numbered in four sequences of 'Anatomy': I--XIV, XV.1--XV.3, XVI--XX; 'Midwifry': 1--5; Botany: I--III; and 'Chemistry': 1--5. The title as recorded in ESTC omits 'New' in the title proper. ESTC t130502.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting plate 3 in the section on chemistry. Bought from Lackingtons for £2 10s. on 7 March 1796. (Journal 3, p. 157). Bookseller's inscription in pencil on verso of front free-endpaper 2.10.0 partly obscuring earlier price £2.9.-. Some MSS. annotations in ink to the first anatomical plate ('A front view of the Skeleton'), probably in Soane's hand.

Binding Late C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine, green morocco spine-label.

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