Surgical Observations on the Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases and on Aneurisms
(Birmingham): Classics of Surgery Library, (1984). Limited Edition. Full Leather. 8vo. Pp. x; 292. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Fully bound in green leather with gilt design to covers and gilt lettering on spine. Satin bookmark. A facsimile reprint limited to 7,500 copies, of which this is number 879. Fine. Item #828
Despite the high limitation, a fairly uncommon reprint. Abernethy (1764 ñ1831) was perhaps better known as a lecturer than for practicing surgery. Of literary interest is Poe's reference to Abernethy in "The Purloined Letter." Bookseller inventory DDDS-AM-DW.
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