London: Messrs. Longmont, Reuse, Rome, Brown, and Green, 1827. Graves, John. Second Edition. Hardcover. Folio size, 166 pp. terminating with 13 plates and explanatory text. Good. Item #15122616
"A Treatise on Ligaments" was meant to be an appendix volume to his uncle, Sir Astley Cooper's earlier book on dislocations. The author admits to the text being less than original, compiled from the work of other authorities on the subject. Bransby Blake Cooper (1792-1853) was a English surgeon, and son of noted English poet Maria Susanna Cooper. This edition was published with new alterations for the hip-joint plate. The thirteen plates were drawn by John Graves (of whom we can find no details) and provide fascinating insights into the inner workings of the human body.
___DESCRIPTION: Contemporaneous quarter teal cloth and brown paper covered boards, edges uncut, thirteen plates (each with a leaf of explanatory text); folio size (13" by 10"), pagination: [i-xii]  2-154, the second edition.
___CONDITION: Volume is in good condition overall, internally clean and complete, the plates are clean and bright, with some offsetting to the pages opposite; unfortunately, the binding is fair at best, with significant crumbling and loss at the corners and soiling to the boards, though the interior is well preserved and still quite good, this is an excellent candidate for rebinding, as this is a fairly uncommon edition; overall a good copy.
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