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Hay, William
Deformity: An Essay
London: R. & J. Dodsley. Rare antique 1754 leather bound copy of William Hay's, "Deformity: An Essay." Hay was a hunchback dwarf from birth. Despite his disability he rose through the ranks to become a prominent British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1734 to 1755. This book is a rather groundbreaking work for the time, delving into Hay's experience of being "deformed" and refuting past stigmas about those with deformities. The last few pages outline Hay's medical regiment. The book is overall in good condition with some signs of wear and age. It has been professional rebacked at some point in the fairly recent past with a new leather spine and new endpapers. The covers have some mild scuffing and wear with some corner wear and edge wear. The binding of the book is good and strong. There is evidence of bookplate removal to the back of the title page and some outlined tape-shaped stains to the advertisement page and the second to last leaf. The interior is toned from age with some scattered foxing. Along with that, there may be the very occasional page with some kind of other imperfection, such as a creased page corner, tiny chip or tear, minor wrinkle, light bit of soiling or grubbiness, etc. Generally though, it's a good copy. The book measures approximately 7 7/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches and is 81 pages long. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Nevermore Bookstore [Wallingford, CT, U.S.A.]
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