"... 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
Crandall, 3044. Parrish and Willingham, 6145.
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