Frontis. port. vii, , 341 pp. 8vo, orig. cloth-backed boards (extremities a little worn), orig. printed paper label on spine (partially defective). London: B. Fellowes, 1828. Second edition, published with the preface of the first edition. This is one of the earliest accounts of curare, the poisonous effects of which Charles Waterton (1782-1865) analyzes. Upon his return to England, he conducted extensive experiments on the plant. Much of this research concerned its anesthetic properties. Nice copy. Ownership inscription of George Robert Morgan on front paste-down endpaper. ❧ Garrison-Morton 2074-(referring to the 1st ed.). ODNB. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5428)
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