London: Royal Society of London, 1883. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , viii, 751-1419 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. 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.
"Gaskell's classical memoir on the muscles and nerves of the heart included a description of 'Gaskell's Nerves," the accelerator nerves of the heart. He showed that the motor impulses from the nerve ganglia to the sinus venosus influence the heart rhythm but do not originate cardiac movements, which are due to the rhythmic contraction of the heart muscle." (GARRISON-MORTON 829).