Philadelphia: Blanchard and Leas, 1859. First American Edition. Quarto. Item #028763
xxxii, 754, 80 pages, 363 wood engravings by Henry Van Dyke Carter. Index P. 721-754. The rare first U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy. Notations on the front free endpaper by Dr. Winslow Brown, who notes his use of this book during the Civil War at Camp Dennison Hospital which was established just after the Battle of Shiloh. At one point it was administering to 2,300 sick or injured soldiers. Dr. Brown's pencilled notes on brain size in relation to intelligence are on the rear blank His death in San Francisco on November 2, 1868 was attributed to poison. The original English edition was called Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical and Gray's Anatomy. The book is in the original calf and has been expertly rebacked with the original spine laid down, black morocco spine label gilt, lacks half-title and 30pp. publisher's catalog at rear, p. xv has edges chipped and worn but not affecting the text, ocassional spots of foxing, A very good copy of tGray's textbook of anatomy which remains today the standard work on the subjecty in the English speaking world and has continued to be reprinted today.