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FOX, Joseph (1776-1816). The natural history of the human teeth. London: for Thomas Cox, 1803.
4o (273 x 215 mm). 13 engraved plates by I. Parks after G. Kirtland, Franklin, and Parks. (Some minor scattered pale spotting and offsetting.) Modern calf antique.
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST WORK ON ORTHODONTICS. "Fox's classic treatise on the teeth is the first to include explicit directions for correcting dental irregularities" (Garrison-Morton). Garrison-Morton 3679; Weinberger, Dentistry I, pp. 340-44; Weinberger, Orthodontics I, pp. 170-77; Wellcome III, p.50; Norman 825.
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