Group of five (5) 18th/19th c. medical books. Book 1: A Treatise on the Hydrocele, or, Watry Rupture, and other Diseases of the Testicle, It's Coats and Vessels; (Illustrated with Cases.) The Third Edition, Improved with Very Considerable ADDITIONS. London: Printed for L. Hawes, W. Clarke and R. Collins, 1773. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 3/8" D. Book 2: The Chirurgical Works of Percivall Pott, F. R. S. and Surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital. A New Edition. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. London: Printed for T. Lowndes, J. Johnson et al. 1779. viii, 504 pp. **Volume One Only**. 8 3/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 1 7/8" D. Book 3: The Chirurgical Works of Percivall Pott, F. R. S. Surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital. A New Edition, With His Last Corrections. To which are added A Short Account of the Life of the Author, A Method of Curing the Hedrocele by Injection and Occasional Notes and Observations. by James Earle, Esq. London: Printed for J. Johnson, et al., 1790. vi, 507pp plus six plates and 32 page index. **Volume Three Only**. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 2" D. Book 4: Curtis, A. [Alva]. Lectures on Midwifery and the Forms of Disease Peculiar to Women and Children, Delivered to the Members of the Botanico-Medical School at Columbus. Columbus: Printed by Jonathan Phillips, 1837. 400pp. 13 plates at end. 5 7/8" H x 3 5/8" W x 1 5/8" D. Book 5: Curtis, A.[Alva]. Synopsis of a Course of Lectures on Medical science, delivered to the students of the Botanico-Medical College of Ohio. Cincinnati: Printed by Edwin Shepard, 1846. 464pp. 9" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 3/4" D. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos as well as information about PMG and third-party grading, the Friedberg Numbering System and James A. Newman are available at www.caseantiques.com.)
Book 1: Rebound in full leather in 20th century with new endpapers, stamped boards, new label. First original leaf is title page. Tiny bit of dampstaining (no more than 1/8", none affecting text from approx page 125 to 235. Text block square, tight, and text is minimally toned with almost no foxing. Book 2: Rebacked in 20th century retaining label and original boards. New endpapers with old pastedowns affixed. Part of front free endpaper retained with early owner's name. Half title page and after original. Some toning with minimal foxing and a touch of dampstaining to page edges. Six plates (A-F) present and in good shape. A little offsetting to the one folding plate (C). A few penciled margin notes/underlined phrases. Book 3: Rebound in full leather in 20th century with new endpapers, stamped boards, new label. It appears that all original leaves after the endpapers have been retained. Text is minimally toned. According to the Binder's direction at the end of volume three, all plates are present. L-N plus six plates preceding the index. Book 4: Small book bound in contemporary leather with wear and scuffs. Previous owner's names. Fold out plate at rear mostly missing. Book 5: Rebound with new endpapers in 20th century in leather and in very good condition. Text block shows some foxing and offsetting.