A GENERAL SYSTEM OF SURGERY. IN THREE PARTS. Containing the Doctrine and Management: I. Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumors and Ulcers, of All Kinds. II. Of the Several Operations Performed on all Parts of the Body. III. Of the several Bandages applie The Whole illustrated with 38 Copper Plates, exhibiting all the Operations, Instruments, Bandages and Improvements

Heister, Laurence [Lorenz] (Translated into English from the Latin)
Published by Printed for W. Innys; C. Davis; J. Clarke, R. Manby, H. S. Cox and J Whiston in London 1748
SKU: 57930
The Third Edition. Large 8vo., (approx. 26cm x 20.5cm) modern rebinding (in 18th century style) of quarter calf, with raised bands and red title label, gilt, to spine, over brown buckram boards, with new endpapers. Vol I: [xvi] + 476pp; Vol II: 338pp + Index. Illustrated with 34 of 38 Copper Plate Engravings, many folding. (Lacking Plates 33, 36, 37, and 38 which do not appear to have been bound-in). Previous owner's modern bookplate to front pastedown, old ink inscriptions (one dated 1751) to title page and first page of the Preface which have some damage and areas of loss (please see photos). Occasional light foxing and handling marks. Plate numbers 2, 3 and 9 have small areas of engraving cut out and Plate 6 has a large closed tear. Some of the earlier Plates have been mis-bound and some have light edgewear and small closed tears. Light soiling to lower board, else a Good+ Copy.

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