GUTHRIE, George James.

Lectures on the Operative Surgery of the Eye: being the substance of that part of the author’s course of lectures on the principles and practice of surgery which relates to the diseases of that organ…

London: Printed for Burgess and Hill,... .1823

8vo, pp. xxvii, 523, (1), and 5 engraved plates (3 hand-coloured). Lacking the half-title. Faint dampstain on first few leaves and pale dampstain on last two (uncoloured) plates and leaves of text, otherwise a very clean copy. Modern half calf antique, spine gilt, green morocco label.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 5845. “The first systematic English textbook on ophthalmic surgery and the second such text published anywhere. Guthrie’s writings are marked with extraordinary perception and make fascinating reading to this day” (D.M. Albert, in the introduction to the Classics of Ophthalmology edition). Albert, Norton & Hurtes, Source Book, 953: “Includes important work on artificial pupil.” Becker Catalogue has the second edition of 1827.


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