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

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$10,200
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Title:
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

Author:
Dieffenbach, Johann Friedrich

Place:
London

Publisher:
S. Highley

Date:
1833

Description:

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


 
Item number:
288938
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