ANNESLEY, Sir James.

A Treatise on the Statistical and Topographical Reports of the diseases in the different division of the army under the Madras Presidency. Second edition, with corrections and large additions. London: Printed for Thomas and George Underwood… 1829. 1829.

Price £ GBP 600.00

8vo, 2 leaves, pp. vii, iii, 225–501, 1 leaf (explanation of the plate), folding partly hand-coloured map of India (bound in upside-down), 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary green straight-grained morocco, sides richly panelled in gilt and blind, spine gilt (spine and edges of boards a little discoloured), gilt edges.

FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. This book is a separate publication of parts 2 and 3 of Sir James Annesley’s Sketches of the most prevalent diseases of India, the second edition of which was published in the same year. Annesley was an authority on the diseases of India. His Researches into…the more prevalent diseases of India is described in the Norman catalogue as representing “the most complete treatment of diseases on the sub-continent to date, and nothing of the quality of his work had been published in England, or elsewhere, in this field.” Very rare: COPAC records only 1 copy. This is clearly a copy intended for presentation, but there is unfortunately no clue as to the recipient.

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