London: Ward and Downey, 1887. 8vo. xi, 316 pp., including half-title, plus 4 plates and numerous text illustrations. FIRST EDITION. Publisher’s decorated cloth, rubbed, joints weak, chipped at head and foot of spine; ownership inscription on half-title. Item #12089
First edition of this amusing tale of two siblings who are shrunk, enabling them to explore the interior of the human body, namely that of the narrator’s uncle. An odd children’s book, with very accurate physiological descriptions. Edited by an anonymous London doctor. With text illustrations by Harry Furniss, and scientific drawings by the author.