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Malgaigne, Operative Surgery, 1846, first English edition.

Malgaigne, Operative Surgery, 1846, first English edition.

Manual of Operative Surgery, based on Normal and Pathological Anatomy. By J. F. Malgaigne. Translated from the French by Frederick Brittan. Illustrated by Wood Engravings, from Designs by Dr. Westmacott. London, 1846.

Red blind-stamped cloth over board, newly respined. Scattered stains on boards (greater on front board). Yellow original end papers with stains. Leaves untrimmed. Fore-edges a little bumped in places. Text block clean, bright, and tight throughout. Complete. Illustrated with numerous black & white anatomical and surgical figures. Measures approximately 6 ¾ x 4 ½ x 1 ½ inches. Garrison-Morton 5591 is first edition (French).

Ffep, half title, full title, xvi, 586, 4 pages of advertisements, rfep.

The first English edition of this popular textbook from French surgeon Joseph Francois Malgaigne. He was a popular lecturer and historian of medieval surgery. He also published an updated set of the works of Ambroise Pare.