12 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
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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