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Browne, A Compleat Discourse of Wounds, London, 1678, contemporary red morocco gilt

Estimate:

1,500 to - 2,000 GBP

Browne, A Compleat Discourse of Wounds, London, 1678, contemporary red morocco gilt

Browne, A Compleat Discourse of Wounds, London, 1678, contemporary red morocco gilt

Estimate:

1,500 to - 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,750

GBP

BROWNE, JOHN

A Compleat Discourse of Wounds both in General and Particular: Whereunto are Added the severall Fractures of the Skull, and their variety of Figures. As also a Treatise of Gunshot-Wounds in General. London: E. Flesher for William Jacob, 1678


FIRST EDITION, 4to (200 x 150mm.), 8 engraved plates, contemporary red morocco tooled in gilt to a cottage roof design, some browning, occasional rust spots and holes, lacking frontispiece portrait


John Browne (1642-1702), the English anatomist and surgeon, was Surgeon in Ordinary to King Charles II and William III; previously he had served as a surgeon for the Navy during the Dutch War of 1665-1667. His published works were identified by contemporaries, and modern historians, as plagiarism (see also K.F. Russell, "John Browne, 1642-1702, a seventeenth century surgeon, anatomist and plagiarist", Bulletin of the history of medicine, Volume 33, November 1959).


LITERATURE:

ESTC R9077; Wing B5124


PROVENANCE:

R. Hall, ownership signature; John Ward of Capesthorne, Cheshire and the Inner Temple (1670-1749), bookplate; W.H. Corfield, bookplate

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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