AIKIN, John.

Biographical Memoirs of Medicine in Great Britain from the revival of literature to the time of Harvey.

London: Printed for Joseph Johnson,... .1780

8vo, pp. xi, (i), 338, (11), 1 leaf (adverts). Contemporary panelled calf with floral patterns in panels, spine gilt in compartments (but the gilt a little rubbed), spine and tips of corners very neatly repaired, marbled endpapers, old bookseller’s slip on rear pastedown. Signature of Eliza A. Shirley, Islington 1848, on front binder’s leaf.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 6705: “The first collection of British medical biographies.”


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