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Longmore, Thomas
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1862. 132pp. Advertisements on endsheets. Half title. Original patterned brown cloth, spine gilt. Minor shelf wear, spine ends chipped. Contemporary ink inscription reading, "Ingalls, April 1862" on front flyleaf. Very good. First American edition of a British medical work, printed and distributed for use by Union surgeons during the Civil War; this is the first issue, with titlepage dated 1862. The author published a number of medical works, and here offers descriptions of a wide variety of gunshot wounds, symptons, surgical correction, and more. Longmore's manual first appeared the year before in the second volume of Holmes' and Hulke's SYSTEM OF SURGERY (London, 1861). A condensed version was incorporated into the 1863 MANUAL OF MILITARY SURGEONS published in Richmond for Confederate use. The original owner of this copy may have been Dr. William Ingalls (1813-1903), surgeon of the 5th and 59th Massachusetts Infantry regiments. Rare in the market, at auction (two in the last sixty- plus years), and in institutions, with OCLC reporting just one physical copy, though more are surely mixed in with the digital copy records. This is only the second copy offered by this firm. RUTKOW GS56.1 (note). OCLC 1066788430.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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