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CLEOBUREY, William.


A Full Account of the System of Friction, as adopted and pursued with the greatest success in cases of contracted joints and lameness, from various causes, by the late eminent surgeon, John Grosvenor, Esq. of Oxford: with observations on those cases to which it is most applicable. The third edition, considerably enlarged: with a portrait and memoir of Mr. Grosvenor. Oxford: Printed and sold by Munday and Slater... 1825.

Price £ GBP 320.00

8vo, pp. xxvi, 1 leaf, pp. 170, 1 leaf (errata and imprint), lithographed frontispiece portrait (included in the pagination) of Grosvenor by N. Whittock. Contemporary half calf, flat spine gilt with black morocco label (a little chipped, small wormhole in lower joint), brown endpapers. Faintly dampstained throughout (more noticeable on the rear endpapers) and the paper slightly wrinkled, but still a crisp copy.

“John Grosvenor (1742–1823) was born at Oxford in 1742…[and] received a medical education at Worcester and the London hospitals. He became anatomical surgeon on Dr. Leo’s foundation at Christ Church, and was long the most noted practical surgeon in Oxford… He was specially successful in his treatment of stiff and diseased joints by friction” (DNB). This “third” edition may be the only edition; it is the only one in COPAC, and the only one noted by the DNB.

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