Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not. New edition, revised and enlarged.
London: Harrison,… 1860
8vo, pp. xv, 221, (3). Half-title. Original black limp cloth, top of spine worn and a few small chips in joints, front free endpaper missing, otherwise a nice copy.
Second and definitive edition of the most famous book in the history of nursing. For this edition, Nightingale enlarged her original slim volume of 79 pages to the size of a substantial book. This and later editions, which continued to be issued up to the turn of the century, are far rarer than the first edition in its various issues. See G&M 1612; Grolier One Hundred (Medicine), 71; and Lilly, Notable Medical Books, 215. Bishop & Goldie, Bio-bibliography, 5.