Holland, George Calvert. 1801-1865

THE VITAL STATISTICS OF SHEFFIELD. with an ALS from the author.

Published: LONDON. Robert Tyas 8 Paternoster Row & J.H.Greaves Sheffield 1843

Date: 1843

An exceptional copy of the scarce First Edition dedicated to Thomas Asline Ward and published in July 1843. Holland rose from humble beginings in Pitsmoor to become physician to the General Infirmary a wealthy and an influential figure and his medical publications are widely cited. He was for many years an orthodox GP whilst contributing to homeopathic journals and was active in the foundation of the London Homeopathic Hospital in 1851 and a member of the Hahnemann Publishing Society. A friend of John James Audobon and the Eyam poet Richard Furness who's biography and Collected Verse he published posthumously in 1858. He lived for a time at Wadsley Hall until he was forced out through bankruptcy. Large 8vo.xvi. 263pps plus publishers advertisement. A lovely copy in original blind stamped publishers cloth lettered to the spine.Loosely inserted is a holograph letter from the author to the poet Paul Rodgers which begins "You will think I am always troubling you. I write now to say I have determined to return to Sheffield. Various considerations have led me to decide on this step. One is that I have never been happy since I quitted the circle of my old aquaintances. It is here difficult to form friendly connections. I write however to inform you of this decision and at the same time to say that if you can see any houses to let, at all likely to fit my purposes I would feel obliged by your attention etc etc. signed G.C.Holland.

Condition
Excellent

Binding
Publishers blind stamped cloth

£200

Offered by John Capes