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Early paleontology by identifier of Parkinson's disease  

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Organic Remains of a Former World: An examination of the mineralized remains of the vegetable and animals of the Antediluvian World; generally termed extraneous fossils

Parkinson, James


M.A. Nattali



3 volumes. xii, 460, [4]; [iii]-xiv, [2], 286, [28]; xii, 467, [20] pp. With 54 engraved plates, all but 2 of them hand-colored. (4to) 27x31 cm (10¾x8¼"), rebound in black library buckram, spines lettered in gilt, new endpapers. Second Edition.

Expanded, posthumous edition of the notable work on paleontology by the English surgeon, apothecary, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist, who is best known for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, in which he was the first to describe "paralysis agitans", a condition that would later be renamed Parkinson's disease. Formerly in the Brooklyn Public Library, with various old markings, rubberstamps to the plates.

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Some minor foxing within, very good except for the library markings.

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