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    An Exceedingly Rare Confederate Surgeon's Manual, with Thirty Lithographed Plates - From the Collection of Henry E. Huntington

    [Civil War]. [Confederate Imprint]. A Manual of Military Surgery. Prepared for the use of the Confederate States Army. Illustrated. By Order of the Surgeon General. Richmond: Ayres & Wade, 1863. First edition of this very rare imprint. Small octavo. [2, blank], iv, [5] [sic]-297, [3, blank] pages. With thirty lithographed plates depicting surgical procedures in graphic detail inserted at rear. Complete. Original [?] stiff marbled wraps, brown cloth backstrip. Mild wear to backstrip and wrappers, some toning, offsetting and mild occasional soiling in text, a few pages unopened. Still, a fine copy of this rare and fragile item. With the ownership signature in pencil of R. A. Brock, a Confederate hospital steward at a Richmond hospital. Also with the ownership stamp of legendary book and art collector, Henry E. Huntington on the rear inner cover ("H.E.H./DUPL."). When Brock died, Huntington bought his collection.
    "The official manual of military surgery for the Confederacy, prepared by a group of officers at the order of Confederate Surgeon-General Samuel Preston Moore." (Norman).
    Crandall, 1057. Parrish and Willingham, 1984. Norman, 1433.


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