Item #22716 A Synopsis of the Diseases of the Eye, and Their Treatment (With 3 Hand-Colored Plates). Benjamin Travers.
A Synopsis of the Diseases of the Eye, and Their Treatment (With 3 Hand-Colored Plates)
A Synopsis of the Diseases of the Eye, and Their Treatment (With 3 Hand-Colored Plates)

A Synopsis of the Diseases of the Eye, and Their Treatment (With 3 Hand-Colored Plates)

New York and Philadelphia: E. Bliss and E. White, and H.C. Carey (NY), I. Lea (Philly), 1825. 1/4 leather. The 1825 1st American edition, "from the 3rd London edition", of this seminal, early 19th century study of "the diseases of the eye". Written by Benjamin Travers, "surgeon to St. Thomas's Hospital" (London) and including "notes and addtions by Edward Delafield, M.D., surgeon to the New York Eye Infirmary, and Lecturer on Dieases of the Eye". Rebound in a handsome, late 20th century 1/4 dark-green calf over marbled boards, with bright gilt-titling along the spine. Additional recent endsheets added as well. Internally, all pages and plates sharp and very clean, with light, intermittent foxing to the text and very minor offseting at the original preliminaries Thick octavo, the 5 full-page plates (the first 3 lavishly hand-colored) are to be found at the rear, following the Appendix, and each figure within each plate is given its own title and write-up). Very impressive early text in ophthalmology (or oculism). Very Good +. Item #22716

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