London: E.T. Brain & Co., n.d. [c. 1852]. Hardcover. Second edition of this comprehensive compendium of medical and health information. In addition to covering everything from "abscess" to "zinc," the work includes an account of medicines in common use and a complete treatise on diet. Included are several full page plates illustrating various bone fractures, and the appearance of certain ailments such as dropsy, scrofula, and chicken pox. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards. Leather is scuffed, rubbed, and bumped. Paper covers are abraded, chipped, and worn. Spine labels with titling. Hinges are cracked but text blocks are holding tight. Scattered browning and spots throughout. Still a nice copy of this rather uncommon book. Measures 5 x 8.5 inches. 1079 pages [continuous pagination] plus errata, list of plates, and preface to second edition. MEDICINE/101821. very Good.
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1988. Hardcover. A brief history of Hopkins University with a spotlight on several important doctors and contributors. Gift bookplate to front pastedown. Thin 4to. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Clean and bright. In white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Housed in a blue cloth covered slipcase. Minor wear and rubbing to edges and panels of slipcase. 36 pages. BALT/042121. Fine / Fine.