BRIGHT (RICHARD) Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy, 2 vol. in 3, FIRST EDITION, Longman, Rees, 1827-1831

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Lot 257
BRIGHT (RICHARD)
Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy, 2 vol. in 3, FIRST EDITION, Longman, Rees, 1827-1831

Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 28,663) inc. premium
BRIGHT (RICHARD)
Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy, 2 vol. in 3, FIRST EDITION, half-titles, 47 hand-coloured engraved plates (one folding, plate 1 trimmed to platemark and inlaid), 7 uncoloured lithographed plates (4 folding, 2 with small stain in blank area), mostly by William Say after Frederick Richard Say, publisher's 8pp. catalogues (July 1835 and February 1838) tipped-in, partially uncut in original grey boards, rebacked to match with facsimile printed spine labels (one joint weakened, loss to foot of 2 spines) [Garrison-Morton 2285 & 4206,"superbly illustrated through-out"; Heirs of Hippocrates 1451; Norman 341; Osler 1340; Waller 1460; Wellcome 11620637], 4to, Longman, Rees, 1827-1831

Footnotes

  • FIRST EDITION OF BRIGHT'S MOST IMPORTANT WORK, based upon his extensive clinical researches. Volume 1 contains his case histories of kidney disorders, including those now identified as "Bright's disease". Volume 2 is mostly devoted to cases relating to diseases of the brain and nervous system. According to the publisher's ledgers, 243 copies of volume 1, and 171 copies of both parts of volume 2 were sold between 26 September 1827 and 5 September 1861, when the last remaining copies were destroyed by the fire at Longman's warehouse.

    Provenance: Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, small ciruclar stamp on titles.
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BRIGHT (RICHARD) Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy, 2 vol. in 3, FIRST EDITION, Longman, Rees, 1827-1831
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