Publisher Information: Paris: Merlin, 1825. 1st edition.
Exposition du système naturel des nerfs du corps humain, suivi des mémoires sur le même sujet . . . Traduit de l’anglais par J. Genest. 8vo. xii, 270, pp. 4 folding plates. Paris: J. S. Merlin, 1825. 220 x 137 mm. (uncut). Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Minor foxing and toning, but very good. From the library of French physiologist Charles-Émile François-Franck (1849-1921), with his donation stamp on the title; library stamps of the Collège de France also present on title.
First Edition in French, containing “a new preface by the translator and a new preface by Bell” (Cranefield, p. 17). This copy was once owned by Charles-Émile François-Franck, who succeeded E. J. Marey in the chair of physiology at the Collège de France. He is best known for his studies on the excitability of the cerebral cortex and localization of function (see Garrison-Morton 1417), his experimental valvulotomy of the heart (see Garrison-Morton 3022.1), and his film motion studies conducted while serving as Marey’s assistant in the Collège’s laboratory of pathologic physiology.Book Id: 378