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    Sale 7548

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    12 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    FRITZE, Hermann Eduard (1811-1866) and O.F.G. REICH. Die Plastische Chirurgie in ihrem weitesten Umfange dargestellt. Berlin: Aug. Hirschwald, 1845.

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    FRITZE, Hermann Eduard (1811-1866) and O.F.G. REICH. Die Plastische Chirurgie in ihrem weitesten Umfange dargestellt. Berlin: Aug. Hirschwald, 1845.

    4° (280 x 228 mm). 48 engraved plates, many partly hand-coloured, numerous illustrations. (Scattered spotting, some spotting and browning, pen and ink trials on the last leaf, a few mostly marginal repairs). Modern morocco, by Roger Powell, remnant of the original printed paper label and conservation report pasted on the inside rear cover. Provenance: sold by a charitable trust.

    FIRST EDITION. 'The first extensively illustrated general treatise on plastic surgery published in Europe' (Garrison-Morton). Fritze and Reich were students of Dieffenbach's. As this pioneer in the field never published a comprehensive textbook specifically on plastic surgery, Fritze's work also fills an important gap in recording the achievements of Dieffenbach and his students. Garrison-Morton 5746.4; Waller 3275.


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