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Observations on the Disease of the Hip Joint; to which are added, some Remarks on White Swellings of the Knee, The Caries of the Joint of the Wrist and other similar complaints; The whole Illustrated by Cases, and engravings taken from the diseased parts by Edward Ford - 1st Edition - 1794 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Observations on the Disease of the Hip Joint; to which are added, some Remarks on White Swellings of the Knee, The Caries of the Joint of the Wrist and other similar complaints; The whole Illustrated by Cases, and engravings taken from the diseased parts

by Edward Ford

Condition: Fair/N


London : C Dilly, 1794 A fair copy of the 1st edition of this extremely scarce work. Edward Ford (1746 -1809) was a London surgeon. He became a Member of the Court Assistants of the Royal College of Surgeons and was Surgeon to the Westminster General Dispensary from 1780 - 1801. This work, based on his experience, was extremely popular and 2 further printings were organised by his nephew. This copy came from the Library of the Richmond Physical Society, Dublin, which was founded in 1812 at the Richmond Surgical Hospital, House of Industry. It has their bookplate on the front pastedown and House of Industry (or workhouse) stamps to the title page, p 229 and the reverse of one plate. It has been bound in a new plain buckram binding, with gilt titles and new endpapers. The binding is in very good condition. Internally: title page, dedication, preface pp vii-xvi, contents, errata, text pp 1 - 258 (including plate descriptions) and 6 of 8 plates (lacking plates 6 and 7, one of which is folding). The contents have some browning to pages, the occasional mark (sometimes of ink) and some scholarly annotation and lining - mostly pencil (probably from those consulting it at the hospital) The plates are not bound in order and plates 4 and 5 have some repair.


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