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ANGER (Benjamin). Traité Iconographique des Maladies Chirurgicales. Précédé d'une Introduction par M. Velpeau. Dessins d'après nature, par MM. Bion, Léveillé et Beau.1865

Paris: Germer Baillière, & Londres, New York, Madrid, First edition, 4to (275 x 200 mm), [8], xiv, 398pp., 100 colour lithograph plates, some heightened with gum arabic, numerous woodengravings in the text. Contemporary black half morocco, spine titled in gilt, corners and joints slightly rubbed, some foxing at the beginning and occasional minor light foxing in the text, however, the fine plates are clean and overall a very good copy. A superbly illustrated comprehensive treatise on dislocations and fractures, with an historical introduction by Professor A. Velpeau, "the leading French surgeon of the first half of the nineteenth century" (Garrison-Morton), who had been Benjamin Anger's teacher. The 100 magnificently lifelike plates, each depicting a different type of dislocation, fracture or complication, were drawn by Bion, Léveillé and Beau. This work is inexplicably absent from the standard medical bibliographies. Provenance: From the library of J. Kirkup with his bookplate on a front endpaper and a few pencil notes.

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