POTT, Percivall.

Observations on that Disorder of the Corner of the Eye, commonly called Fistula Lachrymalis. The fourth edition, improved. London: Printed for Hawes, Clarke and Collins, 1772. [Bound with:] [2] Remarks on the Disease, commonly called a Fistula in Ano. The fourth edition.

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

2 works in 1 volume, 8vo, 2 leaves, pp. vii, 67; pp. x, (11)–128, 1 engraved plate. Half-title to the first work. Contemporary calf, spine with gilt devices and red morocco label (nicely repaired but spine and part of upper cover darkened), very good, clean copies. Early signature of J. Tice on half-title and small book label of James K. Welch on front free endpaper.

[1] See James, Studies in the history of ophthalmology in England, p.113: "...He gives a good description of the anatomy of the parts and with regard to the treatment of lachrymal obstruction lays down three varieties of the disease..." Not in the Becker catalogue. [2] See G&M 3424.2: “Probably the greatest English classic of colon-rectal surgery. Pott recommended the practice of simple division rather than the newer, more complicated methods proposed by Cheselden and Le Dran, and audaciously pointed out that there were lessons which regular practitioners might learn from quacks apropos of this subject.”


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