A Treatise on the Operations of Surgery,

Sharp (Samuel)

A Treatise on the Operations of Surgery,

with a Description and Representation of the Instruments used in performing them: to which is prefix'd an Introduction on the Nature and Treatment of Wounds, Abscesses and Ulcers.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with 14 engraved plates, occasional minor soiling or staining (including apparently a mark left by a blood-stained finger, in the chapter on castration), pp. [xvi], liii, 224, 8vo, original calf, double gilt fillets on sides, rebacked (and recased) preserving original spine, one lacuna filled in, new lettering pieces, corners repaired, and the gilt rules on the spine redone, 2 faded inscriptions on title-page, the first owner's apparently, John Row, engulfed by the slightly later one of Dav. Calderwood, recording his purchase of the book in London in December 1757, price 3/-

Publication Details: Printed by J. Watts: and sold by J. Roberts, and J. Brotherton, 1739

Notes: The very rare first edition of Sharp's important treatise (the present cataloguer was looking for a copy for over 25 years): the second edition of the same year, and later editions, are relatively common. This was 'the first monograph in English on the subject and achieved eleven editions, and translations into French, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian ... Sharp proved an innovative surgical actitioner and communicator as the many editions of his books in seven European languages indicate. Nineteenth-century surgeons admired his forthrightness and skills. Louis Bégin, a French practitio...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T101089)

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Price: £5,500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1739

Stock Number: 62524

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