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[A Letter on Rhinoplasty.] [In:] The Gentleman’s Magazine, vol. LXIV, part 2, pp. 891–892 and 1 engraved plate at p. 881.

London: Printed by John Nichols…1794

8vo, pp. (ii), 537–1212, (16), plates. Contemporary half calf, red morocco label on the spine (spine rubbed at foot). The whole volume is offered, in which the article on rhinoplasty is on pp. 891–892 and the plate.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 5735.1. “The event which again brought rhinoplasty to the attention of European surgeons and initiated the revival of the practice that was to lead to its full modern development was the publication in 1794 of the description of a rhinoplastic operation on the bullock-driver Cowasjee, together with an engraving showing various details of the procedure…that appeared in the Gentleman’s Magazine of October 1794” (Gnudi & Webster). Joseph Carpue is supposed to have based his method on this article. A further correspondent, T.J. on p. 1093 of this volume, makes reference to Tagliacozzi and Read. Zeis Index 438.


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