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    "... a vade mecum for the Surgeons of the Confederate service" (Preface)

    [Civil War]. [Confederate Imprint]. Edward Warren, M. D. An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital. Richmond: West & Johnston, 1863. First edition of this rare Confederate surgeon's field guide (so stated on the title-page as "Frist Edition"). Octavo. 401, [1, blank] pages. With binding error (this copy lacks pages 277 - 299, but instead has a duplicate group of pages, 301-344). Publisher's [?] cloth backed marbled boards, printed paper labels on spine. Spine and boards worn, one of the labels (not the title label) is nearly perished, text toned and moderately soiled, with ink markings on first few and last few leaves, ownership signature and notes of Dr. D. H. Albright (dated Feb. 1864) in pencil on front free endpaper, some pencil markings (mostly underlining) throughout. Still, a good copy.
    Crandall, 3044. Parrish and Willingham, 6145.

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