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Notes on Nursing: What It Is, And What It Is Not.

pp. 79, (i) blank. Original cloth rebacked, a little wear to the corners, else a good copy.

*See VICTOR SKRETKOWICZ: Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, The Library, March 1993, Sixth Series, Volume 15, Number 1: BINDING #3 found in groups 9-11 and 15, of charcoal medium-fine bead-cloth - 4 blind rules; END-PAPERS #3: Pale yellow with printed advertisements and with second setting of type, in the first state, viz. Line 4, '8' in 1860 in the large fount; line 22 reads 'Foreign titles....British Bri-'; found in groups 7-20 WITHOUT the translation notice below imprint on title; WITH all the typographical errors mentioned by BISHOP & GOLDIE, p.17. Also, Skretkowicz mentions the occasional absence of the signature letter 'D1' p.33, as in this copy. Skretkowicz's detailed examination of over 100 copies has revealed an indiscriminate variation in binding, end-papers (both colours and type settings) and typographic corrections. He states that `...virtually all copies examined are made up of different combinations of sheets in many varying states.... This binding together of mixtures of sheets in different states occurs almost immediately, possibly within hours of beginning production. Given the considerable number of different states of each inner and outer forme in every sheet, the idea of attempting to establish with certainty any specific `issue' of `Notes on Nursing' beyond the first is utterly impractical.' The one on offer here appears to correspond with Skretkowicz's Group 9 of the 32 that he distinguishes and is thus an early example.

Harrison. London.

Date Published: [1860]. First edition, early issue. 8vo.

Stock No. 50608

Price: 650.00