One's first impression of this book is that the color of the binding is abominable. It is positively displeasing to the eye, whether the book is viewed by itself or with other works on the shelves of one's library. We certainly trust that the future editions will appear in a more rational dress.
It is an octavo volume of 1238 pages, 685 of which are devoted to the eye, 386 to the nose and throat, and 128 to the ear. It is well printed on good paper, which, fortunately, is not so glossy as much of the highly calendered paper used in modern text-books and magazines. Most of the colored plates and illustrations are admirable, but a few are so bad that we wonder at their being used. It is impossible to convey an adequate idea of the extent and scope of the work without giving the table of contents,