BELL, CHARLES, SIR. 1774-1842.
Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery, Trepan, Hernia, Amputation, Aneurism and Lithotomy. London: Longman, Hurst, et al, 1821.
Oblong folio (267 x 358 mm). viii, 134 pp. 20 engraved plates (17 hand-colored in full or in part, some printed in sepia), 1 engraving in text. Original morocco backed cloth with gilt-stamped morocco title label mounted to upper cover, endpapers refreshed. Title and final page repaired at corners and margins, ownership signature partially removed from title, some marginal soiling, scattered faint spotting.
Provenance: Medical Society of Kings County Library (inkstamp to title and verso of plates).
WITH: A copy of the facsimile [Pacific Palisades: Pinecliff Medical Publishing Company, 1976].
First edition in book form, first issue, of "one of the most remarkable illustrated books in the history of surgery" (Norman). Originally issued in parts from 1820-21. Cushing B260; Garrison-Morton 5588; Heirs of Hippocrates 1305; Norman 174; Waller 857; Wellcome II p 136
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