PERRY, Sampson (i.e. William Adams, Surgeon).

A Disquisition of the Stone and Gravel, and other diseases of the bladder, kidneys, &c... London: Printed for P. Shatwell...J. Southern...and the Author... []. 1772.

Price £ GBP 250.00

8vo, 64 pages. Signature of Jonathan Hogg at top of title. Modern marbled boards.

FIRST EDITION, and very rare: ESTC records one copy only, in the Royal College of Surgeons, but Wellcome also has a copy. The Kiefer catalogue lists the sixth and tenth editions, by which time the work had grown into a substantial book. On pages 40–48 Perry considers the treatment and regimen of children suffering from the stone, and at the end he gives a list of suppliers of his books and solvent, known as Adams’ solvent. Perry used the pseudonym William Adams for the first four editions.

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