BROMFEILD, William. Chirurgical Observations and Cases. T. Cadell. 1773.
8vo. 2 vols. Early twentieth century burgundy cloth library binding, gilt lettering to spines; pp. xii + 352, 5 folding plates; [viii] + 379, 13 folding plates; a little foxing throughout, portion of title page of vol II replaced, tape repair to verso of A1, otherwise very good. Provenance: bookplayes of G.N.J. Sommer, surgeon from Trenton NJ, to front pastedowns, title pages with discreet, illegible inkstamps of a New York institution and blindstamps from Jersey City, New Jersey.
First edition. William Bromfeild (1713-1792) had a colourful life in which he wrote a play to riase funds for his hispital, became surgeon to George III and ended his days in Manhattan in a house he built himself. These two volumes comprise a comprehensive overview of his experiences of all bracnhes of surgery and include some excellent plates.