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,  [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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