Edinburgh, Scotland: Bell & Bradfute, 1819. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #005965
xxiv, 392 pages of text. Contemporary full leather binding with moderate rubbing to the extremities, and a few small scuffs on boards. Both exterior hinges have been professionally and archivally repaired using Japanese tissue colored to match surrounding leather. Illustrated with one engraving, showing and naming the 33 sections of the brain. Previous owner's name neatly on the back of title page "William Ellis Lamb." First and last pages are affected by foxing, including the illustration. George Combe (1788-1858) was a founding member and President of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society (EPS) which was formed in February of 1820. This is Combe's first book, and is the basis of the 1825 "System of Phrenology."