WEIDMANN, Johann Peter.

De Necrosi Ossium.

Francofurti ad Moenum [Frankfurt]: Impensis Andreaeis, .1793

Folio, pp. (vi), 60, and 15 fine engraved plates by Cöntgen, “Graveur de la Cour et de l'Université de Mayence”. Engraved vignette on title. Small stain in upper inner corner at ends, and in lower inner corner of plates. Contemporary half speckled calf, rebacked and corners renewed, marbled paper sides rubbed on edges and with minor loss of surface on sides.

FIRST EDITION. An early monograph on bone necrosis, published the year before James Russell’s treatise (G&M 4307), which was one of the first attempts at a complete description of the condition. Weidmann was professor of surgery and obstetrics at Mainz. His book is remarkable for the splendid suite of copperplates with which it is illustrated.


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