London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , -12, -438,  pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Also contains William Bowman's "On the Structure and Use of the Malpighian Bodies of the Kidney, With Observations on the Circulation Through That Gland" (pp. 57-80) and John Herschel's "On the Action of the Rays of the Solar Spectrum on Vegetable Colours, and on some new Photographic Processes" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 132 for the Year 1842 Part I & Part II, pp. 181-214).