London: William Pickering, 1834. 8vo. xvi, 348 pp. Text illustrations. SECOND EDITION. Text illustrations after drawings by the author. Contemporary half-sheep over pebbled cloth, worn, spine stained; small marginal stain toward the back of the book, otherwise interior fine. Ownership inscription of Ediom Himt, dated 1864 on front flyleaf. Item #4205
Second edition. In this classic work on the hand, written as part of the Bridgewater Treatise series and first published the prior year, Bell discusses the anatomy, physiology, and bio-mechanics of the hand, its utility and adaptive importance. Substitution of other organs for the hand, the sense of touch, kinesthetics, and other topics are also included.