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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 25

    MORTON, William T[homas] G[reen] (1819-1868). Rapport ... suivi de l'histoire de la découverte de l'éther, edited by R.H. Dana, jr. Cambridge (MA): Metcalf, 1848. 8° (221 x 143mm). (Dampstain, lower margin of first few leaves crumpled). Original yellow printed wrappers (soiled, neatly rebacked), preserved in a cloth box.

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    MORTON, William T[homas] G[reen] (1819-1868). Rapport ... suivi de l'histoire de la découverte de l'éther, edited by R.H. Dana, jr. Cambridge (MA): Metcalf, 1848. 8° (221 x 143mm). (Dampstain, lower margin of first few leaves crumpled). Original yellow printed wrappers (soiled, neatly rebacked), preserved in a cloth box.

    Second French edition of Morton's Memoir on Ether. This is the official history of the ether controversy published under the auspices of the Massachusetts General Hospital. It was prepared by Richard Dana and published simultaneously in English and French. This copy appears to be a different issue from that listed in Fulton and Stanton with slightly different collation (available on request). cf.Fulton and Stanton IV.24; Norman 1557.


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