Therapeutique Usuelle Du Praticien - Dedication Copy
by Robin, Albert
Paris, France: Vigot Freres, Editeurs, 1910. Three volumes; Volume I (1910) xii + 520; Volume II (1911) xii + 520; Volume III (1912) 640 pages; each volume is variously inscribed and signed by Albert Robin on the half-title page or front endpaper: "A Monseiur le Duc de Loubat, au hommage..."; dedicated also in print to the Duc; the books recording the author's work as part of the Clinique Therapeutique de la Faculte de Medecine de Paris Hopital Beaujon; French text throughout; Charles Edouard Albert Robin (1847-1928) French medical doctor, professor, member of the French Academy of medicine, expert on typhoid fever & cancer and an art collector 1927, friend of Joseph Florimond Loubat (1831-1927) French and American bibliophile, antiquarian, sportsman, and philanthropist, who was especially interested in and supportive of the publication of anthropological works of the Americas and who lived for many years in New York - for the last thirty years of his life in Paris; the title of Due de Loubat was conferred by Pope Leo XIII in 1893 as the result of services to the Holy See. " He inherited a large fortune which he spent liberally in historical publication and in support of learned institutions such as Columbia University and the American Antiquarian Society " (information from the AAS obituary memorial and online). Each volume with the armorial bookplate "Bibliotheque Du Duc de Loubat" engraved by Agry of Paris (signed in the plate); each volume similarly bound in blue marbled-paper covered boards, dark brown leather spines, gilt spine titles, top edges tinted red, marbled endpapers; spine leather dry and flaking, worn; bindings and text blocks sewn securely, contents very clean and in very good condition; bindings good and an interesting association between these two collectors.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Leather Binding. Good.
(Inventory #: 23856)
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