Boston, Massachusetts: Thomas Hall, Electrician and Manufacturer of Electro Medical Instruments 1865. , 241, , 36,  pages. 5 x 7 1/2 inches. Publisher's green cloth gilt. Light wear to the binding, with boards showing at corners and one spot on spine. Library of C. E. Stevens label on front pastedown. Previous owner signature "J. Wm. Groomes, Portsmouth o, Feby 24th, 1866" on front flyleaf. Occasional foxing, sound binding. Very Good. Cloth. 
This work was first published in 1848, supplied here in the sixth enlarged edition. The previous edition (fifth) added a supplementary chapter. This edition adds a valuable historical resource - the fifth edition of Thomas Hall's instruments (40+ pages illustrated, dated 1864). The introduction to the catalogue documents Hall's association with Daniel Davis,Jr. and later Palmer and Hall, before becoming a supplier himself. All editions of this work are uncommon, perhaps because the work is organized as a treatise both on how to apply medicine, but also including reports from the field about uses and results. The first 307 "vignettes" are supplemented with another 71 applications.
A useful reference work for anyone interested in electro-medical instruments, or the history of the medical application of electricity.
The 1871 patent office report and American Artisan from 1871 notes J. William Groomes with a claim for a new envelope design, and living in Portsmouth Ohio.