Paris, Victor Masson et Fils, 1864.
Octavo, lxxvi (last blank), 146 pages.
Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, with the spine lettered and ruled in gilt; covers a little rubbed (mainly at the extremities); spine a little sunned; top edge, endpapers and first and last few leaves slightly foxed; tiny chip to the head of the half-title; overall an excellent copy.
Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard (1817-1894), Mauritian physiologist and neurologist, a pioneer endocrinologist and neurophysiologist who was among the first to work out the physiology of the spinal cord ('Encyclopaedia Britannica'). Provenance: Professor Donald Simpson AO (1927-2018), eminent Australian neurosurgeon, with his bookplate (annotated with his details of purchase: 'March 1988 Italy').