Philadelphia. 1805. Three parts bound in two volumes. x,184,; vii,192,vii; 208pp. plus three plates (including frontispiece and folding table); ,xi,,209,,pp. plus one folding chart. Volume I: Original paper boards, paper label. Some chipping at toe and edges of spine. Ink inscription on front free endpaper. Very good, unopened and untrimmed. Volume II: Contemporary marbled boards, skillfully rebacked. Very good. Item #WRCAM35049
The first and second volumes of a journal founded and edited by Benjamin Smith Barton, the prominent American botanist and physician. Dedicated by Barton to Sir Joseph Banks, THE PHILADELPHIA MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL JOURNAL is a collection of articles on medicine and natural history, biographical sketches, reviews of recent publications, and various "miscellaneous" facts and observations. Most of the articles are by Barton himself, but there is a notice of John Bartram by his son, William. The second volume includes a peculiar appendix in French, concerning the discovery and extraction of a parasitic twin first thought to be a tumor. Early advertisement laid into the second volume. Not in Austin. A rare and important early journal.