The Pathology of the Membrane of the Larynx and Bronchia.

Edinburgh: Printed by and for Mundell, Doig, and Stevenson… John Murray, and Cradock and Joy, London…1809

8vo, pp. iv, (iv), (9)–204, and 8 engraved plates. Unobtrusive library stamp on the plates, otherwise a fine copy. Good modern half calf antique.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 3252: “Cheyne’s important book deals mainly with the lesions of croup.” Four of the plates are from drawings by Charles Bell; the others are unsigned. This book is actually a second edition of his essay first published in 1801 as part of his Essays on the diseases of children, under title “Of cynanche trachealis or croup”, which consisted of only 72 pages and 5 plates, but is so greatly enlarged and revised as to constitute a new work. Abt, Pediatrics, p. 84: “…his classic.”


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