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LARREY, Dominique Jean, Baron (1766-1842). Memoires de Chirurgie Militaire et Campagnes. Paris: chez J. Smith [vol. III: chez J. Smith ... Et chez F. Buisson], 1812-17. 4 volumes [as often without the fifth vol. published in 1841 and listed separately in Garrison-Morton (4442)], 8°. Half titles, folding engraved map and 16 plates, some folding. Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt with red morocco lettering-pieces (boards a little damp-affected). Provenance: Mark Dineley (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION, ?later issue. Eimas 1212; Garrison-Morton 2160; Lilly 167; Norman 1280; Osler 3162; Waller 5610; Wellcome III, 451. "Larrey was the greatest military surgeon in history" (Garrison-Morton). "The memoirs provide a fascinating record of the Napoleonic campaigns - including perhaps the best eyewitness account of the disastrous invasion of Russia - along with Larrey's method of dealing with the numerous medical problems he encountered on the battlefield" (Norman).
With M. Pringle's Observations sur les Maladies des Armées dans le Camps et dans les Garrisons (Paris, 1771, 2 vols., contemporary calf). (6)
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