San Francisco, Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc., 1991.
Quarto, two volumes; half contrasting (red and black) cloth; black cloth slightly mottled; edges and the few leaves near the boards (mainly blanks) foxed; a very good set.
One of only 470 sets of the standard edition; there were also 30 sets of an 'extra-deluxe' edition. The 'first bibliographical catalogue to offer complete annotated descriptions, with full collations, paginations, and plate counts for the first editions of the great classics of science and medicine from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. More than six years in the writing, this catalogue provides the most authoritative descriptions of the 2,595 works collected by Haskell F. Norman over four decades. Special attention has been paid to bibliographical variants and states, to association and presentation copies, and to bindings. There are comprehensive indexes to authors, subjects, artists, binders and provenance' (from the prospectus, loosely inserted in this set).