9 February 2000
BELL, Charles, Sir (1774-1842). A System of Operative Surgery, Founded on the Basis of Anatomy. Hartford: Hale & Hosmer, 1812. 2 volumes in one. 8o (213 x 136 mm). 19 engraved plates, numerous text illustrations. (Light browning, some offsetting to text from plates). Contemporary calf (joints slightly rubbed). Provenance: Ezekiel Fowler (stamp on title-page, inscription on flyleaf recording gift from Mrs. Mason, the widow of Abraham Mason). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. The first edition was published in London, 1807-1809.
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