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Cooper First Lines of Surgery 1830

Cooper, First Lines of Surgery, 1830

The First Lines of the Practice of Surgery: Designed as an Introduction for Students, and a concise book of reference for practitioners. By Samuel Cooper. With Notes by Alexander H. Stevens, M. D. And with additional notes, by Samuel M’Clellan, M.D. Third American, from the Fifth London edition, revised and corrected. In two volumes. Philadelphia, 1830. 

Two volumes in full brown calf with black title plates and gold text on spines. Spine leather chipped at top of volume 1, scuffed at bottom of volume 2. Hinges externally strong, superficially cracked at top and bottom of front hinge of volume 2—not full thickness, and starting full thickness crack at top of front hinge of volume 1. All boards are strongly attached. Apparently leather treatment somewhat unevenly worked into boards (can see it when held to the light at the correct angle). Boards also a bit scuffed but not offensively so. Plate 9 in volume two has one torn fold, still holding at top. All other plates appear to be in good repair. Mild foxing but otherwise clean text blocks. Bindings tight throughout. Four pages of advertisements at front of volume one. Measures approximately 8 ¾ x 5 ½ x 1 ¾ inches. This book not in Garrison Morton, though see 5585 for the author.