A TREATISE ON THE BLOOD, INFLAMMATION, AND GUN-SHOT WOUNDS; TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, BY HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, EVERARD HOME
by HUNTER, JOHN
London: Printed By John Richardson, for George Nicol, 1894. Rebacked with original leather spine laid-down. The spine was chipped but most is retained. Black leather spine label. Covers and edges marbled. Hinges re-inforced probably at time of rebacking. Book-plate of Logan Clendening on front pastedown. Clendening was a distinguished teacher at the University of Kansas and a major collector of medical books. Old bookseller's description of the book dated 1950 affixed to the rear pastedown.This volume was bound without the frontispiece portrait which is supplied in facsimile. All eight engraved plates are found at the end of the book. Plates VII and VIII show some foxing at periphery, others are quite clean. A ninth plate is found at p.161. It contains two figures and is clean. Wide margins, only occasional minor foxing. 575pp. A well-preserved copy of this classic work. It appears that about 40% of the volumes sold in the past 35 years have lacked the portrait frontispiece. John Hunter (1728-1793) died after the book was finished but before it was published. He was a famed Scottish surgeon, one of the most distinguished scientists of his day. The Hunterian Society in London was named in his honor. The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons preserves his extensive collection of anatomical specimens.. First Edition. 1/2 Calf Over Marbled Boards.. Moderate Cover Wear/No Dust Jacket. Quarto.
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