London: John Churchill and Sons, 1868. Small Thick Octavo. Item #021978
. 4th edition. half-title, two engraved frontispieces, 796pp., edited, with additions By Francis Gurney Smith, illustrated with 25 plates and 400 wood engravings. This edition enlarged with nearly 40 new pages to offer more illustrations from the smaller wood-cuts to full page illustrations, some folding and new information. The author was an English physician, invertebrate zoologist and physiologist. He wa voted Fellow of the Royal Society for his work. His most famous work was the Use and Abuse of Alcoholic Liquors in Health and Disease which was recognized as the first temperance book on the subject noting alcohol led to the disease of alcoholism. A very good copy bound in an earlier 20th century binding of 3/4 brown polished calf over marbled paper covered boards retaining original yellow endpapers with publisher's ads, raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt, internally free from foxing.