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Alex. Johnson 1743 - (2), 16, 231, (1), 34, (2=blank) pp. Some library descriptions also mention an initial blank. In all copies seen this is a misidentified flyleave however. The Leiden copy of the 1743 edition is quite loosely bound, and shows quite clearly that the final blank and leave R1 are connected. Contemporary calf with gilt title on decorated spine (in 6 compartments). Contemporary decorated endpapers. Title page in red and black. Edges stained red. Small old name at ffep., the connected HB (identical to our copy of Elementa Chemiae) suggests a Boerhaave related provenance. With 2 prefaces, a 2-page version, undated and ending with a double horizontal line. Further a 14 -page preface signed CB, December 1die, 1743. The first is commonly found in copies with a 1743 title, the long preface in those with 1744 on title. Collation of the text then following is identical in both issues: A-P8 R6. The librarian of UVA checked the collations of their 2 copies confirming this, as do the 1743 and 1744 copies of Leiden University (autopsy, also noting that the 1744 title is printed in black only). 52 medical cases with a response (and sometimes recipy) by Boerhaave. Followed by two annexes on Kaxezia and Paralysis. A very early edition of this Boerhaave title, reprinted many times in London (1744, Nourse), Goettingen (Van der Hoek) and Paris. This possibly explains, why no copies are found outside The Netherlands: foreign librarians just ordered in their own country, where the book was available shortly after the Dutch 1st edition came out. 5 copies in NCC (the central electronic catalog of Dutch libraries), 1 in KvK (Erlangen/Nurnberg). COPAC mentions 1 copy (Wellcome). First signature of text signed: Vol. I, as usual, however no additional volumes issued. Osler 1119 (however a later 1753 Paris edition). Here then a rare copy of the 1st (1743) issue, surprisingly with also the long preface bound in, which usually is found in 2nd (1744) issue copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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