1930 · Los Angeles
Los Angeles: Western Surgical Supply Co, 1930. Hardcover. g+ to vg-. Quarto. 414pp. . Brown cloth boards with black lettering and ruling on the front cover and spine. The book is a catalogue of medical, surgical and hospital equipment, illustrated throughout with more than 8,500 illustrations in b/w of more than 9,000 individual products for sale from the Western Surgical Supply Company. The wide selection of products ranges from more standard surgical items like scalpels and bone drills to centrifuges, suction pumps, anesthesia apparatuses and laboratory equipment. Most of the images are lithographically printed, while some are photographic reproductions. The final fifteen pages contain an index of products. Binding with some light rubbing and bumping to extremities, including the back hinge of the spine. Covers with some minor stains and a tiny hole on the back cover. White paper labels and a sticker on the front cover and spine. The original price list is missing from the paper sleeve on the interior front cover. Pages with some light age toning to the edges. Book block tight. Binding in in good+, interior in very good- condition overall.
(Inventory #: 43904)