[MEDICINE] HUNTER, JOHN A Treatise on the Venereal Disease.
London: sold at No. 13, Castle-Street, Leicester-Square [i.e. the author], 1786. First edition, the variant with p. 134 ending "spasmodic affection," no known priority. Period marbled calf (rebacked), all edges plain. 10 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches (26 x 19.75 cm); xii, 398, 14, 12 pp., with seven engraved plates. Neatly rebacked as noted, some slight separation at the head, moderate binding wear but in all attractive, barring some minor toning to the paper and foxing of the plates a fresh copy internally. Armorial bookplate of Mirehouse.
A seminal work on the subject by one of the foremost physicians of his day, a teacher of, and collaborator with, Edward Jenner. Unfortunately Hunter's hypothesis, that syphilis and gonorrhea were the same underlying disease, was incorrect. Waller 4988; ESTC T53871; Garrison-Morton 5197; Wellcome III, 317 etc.
C The Estate of Herman Steinberg
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