London: J. and A. Churchill, 1878.
Hardcover. Very good. Fourth edition, "much enlarged." xxxi, 539 pp + author's catalogue; indexed. Extensively illustrated with wood engravings. Boards and corners rubbed, light foxing to title page and first few leaves; binding sound and text clean. Includes chapters on examining tissues, preserving specimens, cutting sections, examining living matter, examining deposits from fluids, chemicals and microscopical examination, and other topics. The author--a leading advocate of the use of microscopy and application of the scientific method to medicine--was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and was physician to King's College Hospital for more than 40 years.