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Book Description

34 engraved plates. 4to, recent cloth and endpapers. Occasional spotting and marginal pencil markings; tape repair to one page; blood-vessels neatly hand-coloured in red to one plate; contemporary ownership signature to title-page (Thomas Smellie, Surgeon). Ex-libris ink stamp of J.R. Kirkup FRCS to front pastedown. Kirkup is a retired orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in the history of medicine and historical surgical instruments. He was honorary curator of the Hunterian Museum's instrument collection.
Dealer Notes
Sixth edition. Sir Astley Cooper (1768–1841) was a pre-eminent London surgeon, professor of comparative anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons from 1813-1815, vice-president of the Royal Society, a member of the court of examiners of the college in 1822, where he served as president twice, in 1827 and 1836, and author of a number of influential medical works. In his published works, he paid particular attention to high-quality illustrations, drawn by a succession of artists that he himself employed. (ODNB).
This finely illustrated book is a classic of Orthopaedics.
Author Cooper, Astley
Date 1829
Binding Recent cloth
Publisher Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
Condition Good
Pages xxiv, 507

Price: £325.00

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