RUST, Johann Nepomuk.

Helkologie oder Lehre von den Geschwüren. Neu bearbeitet… Mit zwölf ausgemalten Kupfertafeln und dem Bildnisse des Verfassers.

Berlin: Verlag von Theod. Chr. Fr. Enslin. 1842

Small folio, pp. xvi, 597, (1), stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates. A little spotting, paper of the plates browned (as usual), but a good copy. Contemporary (original?) dark brown cloth, neatly rebacked preserving part of the original spine, upper corners repaired, new endpapers. Provenance: Louis A. Duhring’s copy (1845–1913, professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsyvania), with his library bookplate at the University of Pennsylvania on front pastedown, trace of a library stamp removed from title, two other small Pennsylvania stamps at foot of title and preface.

Second and better edition, and the first to be illustrated. This classic treatise on ulcers describes scrophulous, arthritic, rheumatic, scorbutic, venereal, dermatological, and cancerous ulcers; ulcers of the mucous membrane, bones, torso, and extremities; also their etiology and cure. Bibliographical details are given at the beginning of each chapter. The first edition appeared at Vienna in 1811 without illustrations. The present edition was then published at Berlin, but some copies were issued without plates (e.g., the Wellcome copy). This copy has the plates, as the title-page states. Goldschmid p. 168.


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