Original First Edition




This is the most desirable form of this book. Preceding the First American edition by one year.

This is the true First Edition, being the First London Edition, and the most desirable form of this book. This is the exceedingly rare, and highly desirable, true First Edition of Henry Gray's'Anatomy Descriptive And Surgical'. This is the true First Edition, and it is the most desirable form of this book.

It precedes the American Edition of 1859 by one year. This 1858 London Edition is the more desirable, is seldom seen, and is significantly more difficult to obtain. There were only 2000 copies of the First Edition. This is an extremely low number of copies. Most copies of the First Edition have likely already been destroyed by use. This is an exceedingly and increasingly difficult book to obtain. There simply are no other copies available for sale. Gray's Anatomy is considered one of the most important medical books ever printed. This landmark book is widely regarded as one of the most influential medical books, and it is still in use. Henry Gray and Henry Vandyke Carter created a book for their surgical colleagues that established an enduring standard among. It is still in print today, and it's. Value is certain to increase.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE PICTURES. Please read the condition paragraph before purchasing this book. Please be comfortable with the condition.

This book needs to be rebound. It is entirely missing the original spine. Henry Kimpton Medical Bookseller 82 High Holborn, London, W. Small bookplate on front pastedown.

Bower name on title page, and partially clipped from half-title page. LECTURER ON ANATOMY AT SAINT GEORGE'S HOSPITAL.

LATE DEMONSTRATOR OF ANATOMY AT ST. JOINTLY BY THE AUTHOR AND DR. Parker and Son, West Strand. The rare FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING! This is an exceedingly rare book.

There were only 2000 copies printed of the First Edition. The English anatomist Henry Gray was born in 1825 or 1827. He was appointed Lecturer on Anatomy at St.

George's Hospital Medical School. He died young in 1861, just 3 years after the publication of his Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical which generations of medical students have renamed "Gray's Anatomy". Gray's Anatomy is a scientific and artistic masterpiece. Gray let the natural beauty and grace of the body's interconnected systems and structures shine forth. It is one of the great reference works of all time, used by physicians, students, artists, and anyone interested in human anatomy.

Exceedingly rare due to low printing and tremendous demand. One of only 2000 copies printed. "Remains today a standard work on the subject" (Garrison & Morton). The Rare First London Edition. The First London Edition precedes the 1859 American Edition printed in Philadelphia by Blanchard and Lea.

The First London Edition is not obtainable. Please take the time to scroll through all the pictures, and enlarge the pictures to see close ups of the condition. This is the condition paragraph, and it accurately describes the condition of this book.

CONDITION : This rare book is only in Good condition for it's age. But it is still likely the best condition obtainable. This book is in poor condition. This book is priced in accordance with it's condition. This book is worthy of professional conservation and rebinding, but as of yet it is still currently in it's original state. It is in worn condition from use during dissection, but it is complete, and far better than is to be expected. Many copies lack the ads, which are present in this copy. The original binding is in poor condition, and lacking the spine. The text block is in Good+ condition for it's age, and is consistent with that book grade, and is as is to be expected on a critical anatomy text book that was used during dissection. There were only 2000 copies of this First Edition, and the possibility of finding one without wear from usage is unlikely. Even the possibility of obtaining the complete book in any condition is difficult. There are currently no other copies for sale.

This is the Rare First Edition. This is the exceedingly rare FIRST EDITION of Gray's Anatomy. This is the rare LONDON EDITION. This 1858 London Edition precedes the 1859 American Edition, and is the most desirable and more expensive of the two.

Extensive generalized wear, but complete and intact, aside for the half title page, which is at least still present in this copy, (often lacking or removed) which is clipped to remove an owner's name, as is very clearly shown in the pictures; and is detached, and missing the piece shown in the pictures. The blank end paper is also detached, as shown in the pictures. With some loose chips around the margins, also as shown in the pictures.

The ads are also detached, with marginal wear, also as is shown in the pictures. The title page and beyond are complete and intact with only marginal wear, and usage wear that is to be expected, not affecting text.

The covers are technically still attached, as the hinges are still held by the rugged underlying binding cords, as is shown in the pictures. The spine is missing, as is shown in the pictures. This book is illustrated with 363 wood engravings. They are not on separate engraved plates.

There are no hand colored illustrations, as is found in some copies; the hand coloring was aftermarket, not as issued; and is considered acceptable not preferable. Generalized wear consistent with the book grade, as is to be expected. Book has extensive wear and is worthy of being rebound.

Text block is complete, and ads are present albeit detached. This is significant as many copies completely lack the ads.

This copy still retains the ads, as shown in the pictures. An exceedingly rare First Edition. Bound in the original cloth binding, but lacking the spine. The text block is tightly bound and worthy of being rebound.

The ads in the rear and the half title upfront are detached, as is clearly shown in the pictures. Additional pictures are available upon request.

What this book lacks in condition it perhaps up for in rarity. An exceedingly rare First Edition, worthy of gifting or collecting where being First is of more significance than being in Fine Condition. In worn condition from use on the dissection table, but very scarce and very unobtainable. There is no risk in purchasing this book.

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This rare book is only in Good condition for it's age. There were only 2000 copies of the First Edition of Gray's Anatomy, arguably one of the most important medical texts ever printed. First edition of this classic anatomical textbook by Henry Gray, richly illustrated with 363 wood. After drawings by Henry Vandyke Carter. Gray was only 33 when he published this pivotal work that established a breakthrough in the art of teaching medical students, thereby producing a major innovation in the field.

A British surgeon, Gray was described by a contemporary as a lucid teacher of anatomy, a lucidity which carried over into his. Not only in the logical arrangement of the material but also in the 363 new illustrations. His distinctive work has since become an institution in its own right The reviews of the. Often commented on Grays ability to present, to students and practitioners alike, the practical information which they needed in an accessible form.

This accessibility has been one of the great factors in the. The carefully detailed drawings by Henry Vandyke Carter were executed from fresh dissections that Gray and he performed, and the relationship between text and drawings established a standard that has influenced other writers of anatomy textbooks (DSB). No medical text has ever been so widely used by successive generations of medical students and doctors It is a measure of Grays single-minded devotion to anatomy and authorship that Grays. Remains even today, not only an important book of reference but as virtually a household phrase (DNB).

And with the leaf of publishers advertisements sometimes lost. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the textbook.

For the television series, see Grey's Anatomy. For other uses, see Gray's Anatomy (disambiguation). Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body.

Title page of American 20th edition (1918). An illustration from the American 1918 edition. Gray's Anatomy is an English language. Originally written by Henry Gray.

And illustrated by Henry Vandyke Carter. Earlier editions were called Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical , Anatomy of the Human Body and Gray's Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied , but the book's name is commonly shortened to, and later editions are titled, Gray's Anatomy. The book is widely regarded as an extremely influential work on the subject, and has continued to be revised and republished from its initial publication in 1858 to the present day. The latest edition of the book, the 41st, was published in September 2015. Discrepancies in numbering of American and British editions.

He studied the development of the endocrine glands. And in 1853 was appointed Lecturer on Anatomy at St George's Hospital Medical School. In 1855, he approached his colleague Henry Vandyke Carter.

With his idea to produce an inexpensive and accessible anatomy textbook for medical students. Dissecting unclaimed bodies from workhouse and hospital mortuaries. Of 1832, the two worked for 18 months on what would form the basis of the book. Their work was first published in 1858 by John William Parker.

It was dedicated by Gray to Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet. An imprint of this English first edition was published in the United States in 1859, with slight alterations.

Gray prepared a second, revised edition, which was published in the United Kingdom in 1860, also by J. However, Gray died the following year, at the age of 34, having contracted smallpox. While treating his nephew (who survived). His death had come just three years after the initial publication of his Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical. Even so, the work on his much-praised book was continued by others.

S publication reportedly began in 1863, after their acquisition of the J. This coincided with the publication date of the third British edition of Gray's Anatomy. Successive British editions of Gray's Anatomy continued to be published under the Longman, and more recently Churchill Livingstone.

Imprints, reflecting further changes in ownership of the publishing companies over the years. Distinct American editions of Gray's Anatomy in 1862, and whose company became Lea & Febiger. The first American publication was edited by Richard James Dunglison, whose father Robley Dunglison.

Was physician to Thomas Jefferson. Dunglison edited the next four editions. These were: the Second American Edition (February 1862); the New Third American from the Fifth English Edition (May 1870); the New American from the Eighth English Edition (July 1878); and the New American from the Tenth English Edition (August 1883).

Edited the next two editions, namely: the New American from the Eleventh English Edition (September 1887); and the New American from the Thirteenth English Edition (September 1893). In September 1896, reference to the English edition was dropped and it was published as the Fourteenth Edition , edited by Bern B. McMurrich, who also edited the Fifteenth Edition (October 1901). There is also an edition dated 1896 which does still reference the English edition stating it is "A New Edition, Thoroughly Revised by American Authorities, from the thirteenth English Edition" and edited by T. And published by Lea Brothers & Co.

The Sixteenth Edition (October 1905) was edited by J. DaCosta, and the Seventeenth (September 1908) by DaCosta and E. Spitzka edited the Eighteenth Oct. 1910 and Nineteenth (July 1913) editions, and in October 1913, R. Howden edited the New American from the Eighteenth English Edition. The "American" editions then continued with consecutive numbering from the Twentieth onwards, with W. 1918, 21st (August 1924), 22nd (August 1930), 23rd (July 1936), and 24th (May 1942). Gross edited the 25th (August 1948), 26th (July 1954), 27th (August 1959), 28th (August 1966), and 29th (January 1973). Clemente edited and extensively revised the 30th edition (October 1984). With the sale of Lea & Febiger in 1990, the 30th edition was the last American Edition. Sometimes separate editing efforts with mismatches between British and American edition numbering led to the existence, for many years, of two main "flavours" or "branches" of Gray's Anatomy : the U. For example, a comparison of publishing histories shows that the American numbering kept roughly apace with the British up until the 16th editions in 1905, with the American editions either acknowledging the English edition, or simply matching the numbering in the 14th, 15th and 16th editions. Then the American numbering crept ahead, with the 17th American edition published in 1908, while the 17th British edition was published in 1909. This increased to a three-year gap for the 18th and 19th editions, leading to the 1913 publication of the New American from the Eighteenth English , which brought the numbering back into line. Both 20th editions were then published in the same year (1918).

Thereafter, it was the British numbering that pushed ahead, with the 21st British edition in 1920, and the 21st American edition in 1924. This discrepancy continued to increase, so that the 30th British edition was published in 1949, while the 30th and last American edition was published in 1984.

The newest, 41st edition of Gray's Anatomy was published on 25 September 2015 by Elsevier. In both print and online versions, and is the first edition to have enhanced online content including anatomical videos and a bonus Gray's imaging library.

The 41st edition also has 24 specially invited online commentaries on contemporary anatomical topics such as advances in electron. The neurovascular bundles of the prostate. The anatomy of facial aging; and technical aspects and applications of diagnostic radiology. The senior editor of this book and accompanying website on ExpertConsult.

Of Anatomy at King's College London. The three most recent editions differ from all previous editions in an important aspect: they present anatomical structures by their regional anatomy.

Ordered according to what part of the body the structures are located in e. The anatomy of the bones, blood vessels and nerves, etc. Is described in one place. All editions of Gray's Anatomy previous to the 39th were organized by systemic anatomy.

There were separate sections for the body's entire skeletal system. The editors of the 39th edition acknowledged the validity of both approaches but switched to regional anatomy by popular demand.

However it is not always clear which (British or American) edition these books are republications of. Many seem to be reprints. Of the 1901 probably U. Additionally, there are several sites where various older versions can be read online.

Although older editions may serve historic and artistic uses because their companion illustrations and anatomical cross sections. Are renowned for their rustic and often haunting presentation, they may no longer represent an up-to-date understanding of human anatomy. Henry Gray wrote Gray's Anatomy with an audience of medical students. For many decades however, precisely because Gray's textbook became such a classic, successive editors made major efforts to preserve its position as possibly the most authoritative text on the subject in English. Toward this end, a long-term strategy appears to have been to make each edition come close to containing a fully comprehensive account of the anatomical medical understanding available at the time of publication.

Given the explosion of medical knowledge in the 20th century, it is easily appreciated that this led to a vast expansion of the book, which threatened to collapse under its own weight in a metaphorical. From the 35th edition onward, increased efforts were made to reverse this trend and keep the book readable by students. Nevertheless, the 38th edition contained 2,092 pages in large format. The highest page count of any and an increase from the 35th edition, which had 1,471 pages.

The current 41st edition has 1,584 pages. Newer editions of Gray's Anatomy and even several recent older ones are still considered to be the most comprehensive and detailed textbooks on the subject.

Despite previous efforts to keep Gray's Anatomy readable by students, when the 39th edition was published, students were identified as a secondary market for the book. And companion publications such as Gray's Anatomy for Students. Gray's Atlas of Anatomy and Gray's Anatomy Review have also been published in recent years. S The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The book that Tom catches Becky Thatcher. Reading, and from which she tears a page, is implied to be Gray's Anatomy. Early in the 1970 Tamil.

Film Malathi , medical students Gemini Ganesan. Try to obtain the 28th edition of Gray's Anatomy from an old book shop. S art was inspired by the books illustrations since it was read by him many times when he was a child, especially when recovering from an accident he suffered.

In the 1991 movie The Addams Family. Reads Gray's Anatomy while Gomez Raul Julia. Is playing with his train sets. Also takes its name from the title of the book, as does Gray's Anatomy: Selected Writings , a 2009 book by British political philosopher John N. In the 1998 Star Trek: Voyager. Episode Message in a Bottle. , the new Emergency Medical Hologram. Designed by Ensign Kim begins reciting the contents of Gray's Anatomy when activated, beginning with a description of the cell. (2005) is a play on words.

Referring to both the textbook and the name of the series' lead character. The name of Jim Leonard Jr. S 2006 play Anatomy of Gray. Which centers on a doctor visiting a small town in Indiana in 1880, takes its title as a play on Gray's Anatomy.

Sienna Brooks, as a child, reads all 1,600 pages of Gray's Anatomy in ten days. In the ABC television series The Good Doctor. (2017present), the lead character, Dr.

Shaun Murphy, an autistic savant, often visualizes illustrations from Gray's Anatomy as he mentally diagnoses a patient's condition. The item "GRAY's ANATOMY DESCRIPTIVE & SURGICAL!

1858)Medical Surgery RARE" is in sale since Thursday, July 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "merchants-rare-books" and is located in Moab, Utah.

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  • Subject: Science & Medicine
  • Place of Publication: London
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Author: Gray's Anatomy
  • Topic: Anatomy
  • Year Printed: 1858
  • Special Attributes: First Edition
  • Origin: London
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Binding: Cloth