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Autobiography of Samuel Gross, Presentation copy from William Osler, 1887

Autobiography of Samuel Gross, Presentation copy from William Osler, 1887

Autobiography of Samuel D. Gross, M. D., D. C. L. Oxon., LL. D. Cantab., Edin., Jeff. Coll., Univ. PA., Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. With Sketches of His Contemporaries. Edited by His Sons. In Two Volumes. Philadelphia: George Barrie, Publisher 1887. 

Each volume inscribed and dated in black ink as presented by William Osler on the original ffep. “Presented by Dr. Wm. Osler Philadelphia 1 Oct 1887” in volume 1. Volume 2 reads the same but lacks the numeral 1 before October. 

Professionally rebound (by Vernon Wiering) in quarter leather bindings using 19th century marbled paper over boards. Gold text and embellishments, as well as five raised bands on spines. New end paper