The hand. London: William Pickering, 1834.
8vo. xvi, 348 pp. Text illust 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. $350.00
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.