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Medical Books, Four Titles in Six Volumes.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1329
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Medical Books, Four Titles in Six Volumes. Including: Henri-Fran├žois Le Dran's (1685-1770) Observations in Surgery, London: Hodges, 1740, octavo, second edition of the English translation, illustrated with two folding engraved plates, contemporary leather, worn and patched, 8 x 4 3/4 in.; Percivall Pott's (1714-1788), The Chirurgical Works, London: Lowndes et al., 1779, in three octavo volumes, illustrated with nine full and three folding plates, contemporary bindings, worn, ex library copies, 8 1/4 x 5 in.; John Bonnycastle's (1750?-1821) An Introduction to Astronomy, London: for J. Johnson, 1796, octavo, engraved frontispiece, third edition, with nineteen folding engravings, contemporary calf, good, 8 x 5 in.; [and] Harvey Cushing's The Pituitary Body and its Disorders, Philadelphia & London: Lippincott, [1912], large octavo, illustrated, publisher's burgundy cloth, 9 1/2 x 6 in. (6)

Provenance: From the collection of B. Leonard Holman, M.D., Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, and Chairman, Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Estimate $300-500

Le Dran: A-Z8, Aa-Ee8 (lacking Ee8 ?blank, following two complete leaves of ads.)
Pott: I: [pi]4, B-Z8, Aa-Ii8, Kk4; II: [A]2, B-Z8, Aa-Ll8, Mm2; III: [A]2, B-Z8, Aa-Dd8, Ee4, Ff-Gg8.
Bonnycastle: A4, B-Z8, Aa-Ee8, Ff4.


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Keywords

lippincott, B. Leonard Holman, Harvey Cushing, John Bonnycastle, Octavo, Percivall Pott, London, Philadelphia

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