19 December 2002
[CIVIL WAR]. BARNES, Joseph K. The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861-1865): Prepared in Accordance with Acts of Congress, under the Direction of Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1870-1888.
2 volumes (each in 3 parts), 4o (442 x 393 mm). Volume I approximately 60 plates, Volume II approximately 85 plates including chromolithographs, tinted lithographs and mounted Woodburytypes from photographs. Original green cloth (spines slightly loose, part 3 of volume 1 cover detached, part 2 of vol. II cover partially detached, some wear).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. One of the most remarkable works ever published on military medicine and surgery and one of America's earliest comprehensive medical monographs.
[With:] Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866. 4o. Quarter calf. Provenance: Philosophical Society (stamps). (7)
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