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Numerous Cases of Surgical Operations Without Pain in the Mesmeric State;

With Remarks Upon the Opposition of Many Members of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society and Others to the Reception of the Inestimable Blessings of Mesmerism.

pp. 93, (i) Errata. BOUND WITH : The Mesmerist: A Journal of Vital Magnetism. Published by W. Strange. London. May 13th. 1843 [no.1] to September 23rd. 1843 [no.20]. pp. iv, 156. [Nos. 1 to 20 [ALL PUBLISHED] - no.8 is missing from the bound volume but I have been able to obtain a copy and this is now loosely added]. Early binder's cloth, a few top corners with old creases, clipped signature of DR. ELLIOTSON on the front paste-down, book-label of SIR THOMAS WILLSHIRE BART. [1789-1862], general (see DNB), also clipping from an old bookseller's catalogue describing this copy, a very good copy.

*COPAC lists 21 copies of the Elliotson title in British libraries though it is very scarce in commerce - see GARRISON-MORTON #4994. COPAC records only the BL set of The Mesmerist [but lacking no.20, a valedictory issue of considerable scarcity - the copy offered here also includes the general title-page and the Contents leaf from which it is clear that a final, no.20, issue should be included in the run] plus a short run, nos.1-9, in Cambridge. WORLDCAT lists two microfilm copies in the USA but no other letter-press copy in the USA nor in any major European library. Four numbers include a report of Elliotson's treatment of a case of St. Vitus' Dance.

H. Baillière. London.

Date Published: 1843. First edition.

Stock No. 61674

Price: £2,450.00