Frontis. & eight engraved plates. 4 p.l., 329 pp, , 32 pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, orig. bright red blind-embossed cloth (a little soiled), upper cover stamped in gilt, spine gilt. London: Longan, Brown, etc., 1847. First edition of this popular novel by Surtees (1805-64). On page 220 there is a reference to the anesthetic properties of ether: "'Talk about ether,' added he, 'for cutting folk's heads off when they're asleep, without hurtin' of them, I wish they'd etherise me, and let me sleep during a frost.'" Very good copy. Bookplate of R.N.H. Moore Stevens. Preserved in a case. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5474)
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