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OSLER, William
The Principles and Practice of Medicine Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine. Sixth Edition, Thoroughly Revised from New Plates. SIGNED BY WILLIAM OSLER to David Bovaird. Offered with: Typed Letter, Signed, from Osler to Bovaird
New York & London: D. Appleton & Co., 1905. 1 leaf [printed presentation leaf, SIGNED BY WILLIAM OSLER], xvii, [1], 1143 pages. Original (red) cloth. Top & bottom of spine frayed. Joints rubbed. Corners of covers bumped and worn. Inner hinges cracked. Institutional ink stamp on front flyleaf and title page. Ink markings on pp. 129, 148, 735, 931, 1021, 1027, 1031, 1127. Fair. Sixth Edition, first state. Golden & Roland, Sir William Osler an Annotated Bibliography no. 1399 (this signed state of the sixth edition). The printed presentation leaf, bound at the very beginning, reads as follows: "Presentation Copy/ This is Number 67 [number filled in, in ink]/ of the first 105,000 copies printed. SIGNED BY WILLIAM OSLER: "Dr. Bovaird/ Sincerely yours/ Wm Osler" (written in ink by Osler, above and below the printed presentation) (see photos). "Two states of the sixth edition (1905) were produced. The first contained an added leaf on heavier stock preceding the title page, with the printed note, 'PRESENTATION COPY. This is No. __ of the first 105,000 copies printed.' The numeration begins with 'No. 1' (i.e. the 100,001st copy), a volume inscribed to 'Mrs. Osler from the author' that is now in the Osler Library collection. Some copies of the first state [as with this copy] bear the holographic inscription 'Sincerely yours Wm Osler' on the supernumerary leaf, apparently for later presentation. The second state may be distinguished by the absence of the presentation page" (Richard L. Golden, The History of William Osler's The Principles and Practice of Medicine, pp 104-05). Offered wi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Scientia Books, ABAA ILAB [Arlington, MA, U.S.A.]
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