POTT, Percivall.

The Chirurgical Works.

London: Printed for Hawes, W. Clarke, and R. Collins… 1775

Large 4to, 4 leaves, pp. (5)–802, and 12 engraved plates. Tear in lower margin of Pp2 repaired on verso at an early date. Contemporary diced russia (joints neatly repaired), spine richly gilt, green morocco label, sides with floriated gilt borders and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, yellow edges.

Collected edition of this great surgeon’s works, and the only one in quarto. It includes his works on wounds of the head, ruptures, fractures and dislocations, chimney sweeps’ cancer, etc., etc. Pott was surgeon to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, and the principal English surgeon of his time.


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