Lot 238 of 492:
Dieffenbach on the plastic surgery of the nose 1833  

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Surgical Observations on the Restoration of the Nose; And on the Removal of Polypi and Other Tumours from the Nostrils;... With the History and Physiology of Rhinoplastic Operations, Notes and Additional Cases

Dieffenbach, Johann Friedrich


S. Highley



Translated and with history by John Stevenson Bushnan. 159 pp. 26 plates at rear with blank interleaves. (8vo) 22.5x14 cm (9x5½") modern half calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. First English Edition.

Dieffenbach was a pioneer in rhinoplasty and plastic surgery. With the exception perhaps of Carpue's 1816 'Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose' this volume is the rarest of work in English on the subject. Translated by Bushnan while he was a student in Heidelberg. Garrison-Morton-Norman 5743 (note).

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Moderate foxing and soiling within; very good in a fine modern binding.

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