Of the Spleen, its Description and History, Uses and Diseases and includes: Observations in the Dissection of an Elephant. STUKELEY William 1687-1765 Publisher: Printed for the Author. Publish Year: 1723 Publish Place: London: Illustrator: STUKELEY William. (Symoson. VanderGucht. Kirkall Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006806 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Jacket Condition: Contact Us Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £3,950.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Buy from Abe Books Refer to a friend Additional information VG, 1st edition, 1723, 16 pls. In half calf over contemporary worn green marbled boards, re-cornered, edges rubbed. Re-spined to style, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt tiles & tooling to red morocco label. Internally, portrait frontis (Hippocrates), ,  Pindaric Ode,  Praeloquium, , 2-108 pp, 16 pls in total (5 folding, 2 dated 1722), 8 of the spleen, including 2 printed in colour monochrome by Elisha Kirkall after Stukeley, and 8 of the dissection of an elephant, paper repairs to frontis margins (not affecting portrait), some foxing to the elephant plates, staining to the lower margin of the text in the first half of the work, outer margin of D2 cut away with the partial loss of page numerals. With the Pindaris Ode on the Spleen by the Countess of Winchilsea (Finch [née Kingsmill Anne 1661-1720). Very Uncommon. (327*206 mm). (ESTC T26902. Russell 784. Osler 4052. Blake NL of Medicine p437). Stukeley, often, and probably unfairly, considered an eccentric, he was reluctant to practice the circumspection necessary in the study of prehistory, to temper his imagination, or to take the more cautionary advice of friends. However, his unstinted enthusiasm, dedication, and keen eye merited him his position as the father of British field archaeology. See ODNB.