LAWRENCE, William.

A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye.

London: Printed for John Churchill... .1833

8vo, pp. xv, 730, + 2 leaves of adverts dated October 1834 inserted at the beginning and 1 leaf at the end. Half-title. Original cloth-backed boards, one lower corner worn, uncut and largely unopened, bookplate. One or two very minor marks, but a fine copy.

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH (see below). G&M 5849, citing this edition: “This comprehensive work marks an epoch in ophthalmic surgery. It is based on lectures delivered by Lawrence at the London Ophthalmic Infirmary. He was surgeon to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital; he succeeded Abernethy as lecturer on surgery and did much to advance the surgery of the eye.” The French edition is the true first. It was prepared and translated from Lawrence’s notes by Charles Billard, and appeared in 1830, three years before this edition. Albert, Norton & Hurtes 1336: “...a milestone in ophthalmic surgery.” This edition not in the Becker catalogue, which has American editions only.


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