List of Books by Guy's Men

(Guy's Hospital) WALE (William)

List of Books by Guy's Men

in the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital.

Description: FIRST EDITION, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with numerous portraits (mainly photogravure), other photographic images, cartoons, extracts from medical journals, &c, &c, and with the original colour printed frontispiece, pp. [ii], 69, [5, blank except for imprint on penultimate page], 4to, contemporary blue morocco by Sizar, gilt panelled sides, lettered in gilt on the upper cover and on the spine, original wrappers, the front one printed, bound in, top edges gilt, others uncut, bookplate of the compiler William Wale, and below this an oval engraving (c. 1800) of Britannia in her chariot

Publication Details: [London: n.p.], 1913

Notes: There were 50 large paper copies, 7 of which were extra-illustrated by or on behalf of William Wale - notes to this effect in the copies in the London Library and the RCSE. Whether this is one of the 7 (there is no note to this effect) or an extra-special copy is open to question. It may simply have been Wale's own copy, but it has the feel of something which would have been presented to him upon his resignation, which occurred the year following publication. Wale had a brief but significant tenure as librarian at Guy's, 1911-13, departing on very good terms....more

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Price: £800

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1913

Stock Number: 61127

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