COOPER, Sir Astley.

A Treatise on Dislocations, and on Fractures of the Joints. Third edition.

London: Published for the author, by Messrs. Longman... .1824

4to, pp. (ii), viii, 2 leaves, pp. 522, and 33 plates with 37 leaves of explanation, engraved illustration on p. 517, slip with a printed note referring to p. 118 bound in at the end. Complete with the half-title and stub on plate 30. Faint dampstain on last two plates. Contemporary calf (small repair to head of spine), a fine copy.

See G&M 4412.1 (first edition, 1822): “Through this and numerous subsequent editions this was the principal reference work on the subject in England and America for 30 years.” This great monograph “contains many superb illustrations which depict with great clarity and simplicity what they are intended to convey… Almost all the common fractures and dislocations are shown dissected and displayed, and much original research work is also illustrated” (Brock, Life and Work of Astley Cooper). Bick, Classics of Orthopaedics, 19 and 62 (first edition of 1822).


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