Original edition of these important lessons written by the greatest toxicologist of his time.
Mathieu Orfila (1787-1853) was the creator of forensic toxicology.
Volume I, divided into 2 parts, has 45 lessons. Volume II contains 34 lessons and 22 fine plates, 7 of which are in colour (fungi and insects).
Mathieu Orfila, Spanish physician and chemist, naturalised French in 1818. [...] “In 1821, he published his Leçons de médecine légale which became the source of his famous Traité de Médecine Légale, which was published and translated several times during the 1830s and 1840s.”
Nice copy in period binding, marbled half-sheepskin, smooth spine decorated with compartmentalised golden tooling, interspersed with of title and volume number labels. Mottled edges.
Solid volumes, defects from use: first bit of volume 1 partly split over half the length (solid plate). The crowns have light friction from use. Interior quite fresh except a discreet wetting in the lower margin of the boards, without affecting the illustration. A decent copy.
Leçons de Médecine légale (2 volumes)
Paris, Chez Béchet Jeune, 1823.
xiv-737 + xviii-503pp & 22 pl
Octavo 21 x 13 cm
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Medicine, Toxicology, Poisons, Mycology, Mushrooms, Venom
- Author/ Illustrator
- Mathieu-Joseph-Bonaventure Orfila
- Book Title
- Leçons de Médecine légale
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 21×13 cm