DESMARRES, L[ouis] A[uguste].

Traité Théorique et Pratique des Maladies des Yeux. Deuxième Édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée.

Paris: Germer Baillière, [-1858].1854

3 volumes, 8vo, pp. (iii), 636; (iii), 598; xi, 816, figures in the text; vol.1 prelims misbound in vol.3, some spotting; quarter calf, marbled sides, spines of vols 2 and 3 neatly repaired.

Second and better edition, being almost completely rewritten, and enlarged by an entire volume. See G&M 5863; the second systematic textbook in French on diseases of the eye. “In this latter edition Desmarres was able to include descriptions of pathological states made possible only by the use of the ophthalmoscope, the description of which had just been published by Helmholtz in 1851. The first volume is introduced by an anatomical description of the eye translated from the German of Ernst Wilhelm Brücke (1819–1892)” (Becker 103). Albert, Norton & Hurtes 573.


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