Publisher Information: London: Longman [etc.], 1835-59.
Todd, Robert Bentley (1809-60), editor. The cyclopaedia of anatomy and physiology. 5 vols. in 6, 8vo. Numerous wood-engraved text illustrations. London: Longman [etc.], 1835-59. 247 x 158 mm. Half morocco gilt c. 1859, some rubbing & wear. Very good set. Bookplate of the Woburn Abbey.
First Edition. “This cyclopaedia did more to encourage and advance the study of physiology and comparative and microscopic anatomy than any book ever published” (Dictionary of National Biography). The many distinguished contributors to this elegantly printed work included naturalists Richard Owen (1804-92) and Thomas Huxley (1825-95), and physicians James Paget (1814-99), James Young Simpson (1811-70) and William Bowman (1816-92). The Cyclopaedia was conceived and edited by Robert B. Todd, pioneer physiological anatomist and medical educator; he contributed many important articles to the work, particularly those on the heart, brain and nervous system. Garrison-Morton.com 603.Book Id: 45501