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BELL, Charles

The hand.   London: Pickering, 1833.

8vo. xvi, 314 pp. Without the half-title. Text illustrations after drawings by the author. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards. Small book-label of E.L. Kepner on verso of fly-leaf and contemporary ownership signatures on title and above "Notice." $400.00

First edition, second issue. In this classic work on the hand, written as part of the Bridgewater Treatise series, 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.


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