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PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph.
Medical Portrait Gallery. Biographical Memoirs of the Most Celebrated Physicians, Surgeons, Etc. Etc. Who Have Contributed to the Advancement of Medical Science.

61 steel engraved portraits PLUS lithographed facsimile of Boerhaave manuscript and of his memorial, PLUS a double-page facsimile of a Heberden manuscript. Each portrait is accompanied by a biographical account, varying from pp.4 to pp.40, though mostly around pp.12-16. Contemporary polished calf, an ex-library copy with stamp and call number to verso of first and third titles, edges severely rubbed, plates variously foxed as always.

*GARRISON-MORTON #6711 - A very useful collection of memoirs and portraits, each of which has a facsimile signature below [except for Galen, Hippocrates etc. !]. Pettigrew has given a good, selective bibliography with each memoir and his own, autobiographical account at the end, suitably the longest one in the book.

Fisher, Son, & Co.; Whittaker & Co. London.

Date Published: [1838]-1840. 4 volumes in 2.

Stock No. 56943

Price: 400.00