[1] BORDENAVE, [Toussaint]. Mémoire sur le Danger des Caustiques pour la cure radicale des Hernies. A Paris: De l’Imprimerie de J.G. Clousier… 1774. [Bound with:] [2] GAUTHIER, [Hugues]. Dissertation sur l’usage des Caustiques, pour la guérison radicale & absolue des Hernies ou Descentes, de façon à n’avoir plus besoin de bandages pour le reste de la vie. A Londres, et se trouve à Paris: Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert…[&] l’Auteur… 1774. [Bound with:] [3] BLAKEY, William. Instructions pour prévenir et Guerir les descentes ou Hernies. Par M. Blakay…

A Paris: Chez Guillaume Desprez… .1760

3 works in 1 volume, 12mo. [1]: 46 pages, 1 blank leaf. [2]: 1 leaf, 142 pages. [3]: 28 pages, with 2 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary quarter sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments with two red morocco labels (ends of spine worn, joints just cracking), marbled endpapers.

[1]. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION (it was also published in the Mém. de l’Acad. Roy. de Chir. in the same year). The supplement is clearly additional, and probably not by Bordenave as he is referred to in the third person. Rare; not in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Wellcome, BL, etc; NLM has a copy.[2]. FIRST EDITION.[3]. FIRST EDITION? This is the earliest book on hernia by William Blakey in the British Library. He was clearly working in Paris at the time, but later published books on hernia in London in English. Rare; not in the Wellcome, NLM, etc. Several other pieces are also bound into this volume, including four letters on hernia by Juville, being “Extraits” (offprints separately printed with their own title-pages) from the Journal de Médecine for 1775.


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