Principia systematis chirurgiae hodiernae Hafniae: Chr. Gottlob Proft., 1788-90.
2 vols. 8vo. xl, 687, ; xxiv, 700, Each volume with engraved vignette titles. Contemporary calf, elaborate gilt spine; an extremely fine set. $2,250.00
First edition of this celebrated work of surgery, considered by Hirsch as the outstanding medical textbook in Europe and the most comprehensive book on operative surgery of its time. This work is encyclopedic in scope and covers virtually every subject and procedure known, including cancers of the breast and testicles, the use of electricity in surgery, the origins and treatments of pain, and of special interest, a section on the nature of epilepsy.