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Legal Medicine ; Volume II (two) : Expectation of Life; Presumption of Death and Survivorship; Heat and Cold; Burns and Scalds; Lightening; Explosives and Combustibles; Starvation and it's treatment

by Charles Meymott Tidy

Condition: Very Good -

New York, New York: William Wood, 1882. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good -. Octavo, 9 1/8" tall, xi + 298 pages, gilt spine titles on dark brown embossed cloth. A very good minus hard cover copy over all, generally clean, sturdy with moderate exterior shelf wear and rubbing at all corners. fore-corner tips through to boards, back strip cloth fraying at top and bottom edges, back strip cloth over spine just starting to fray, hinges and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed, with a minor dampstain at the top margin and a previous owner's name stamop scattered in the margins throughout


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