9 February 2000
PANCOAST, Joseph. A Treatise on Operative Surgery. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. 2o (311 x 257 mm). 80 lithograph plates. (Some light marginal browning throughout). Original dark brown cloth (rebacked, preserving original spine; slight wear to boards and extremities). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST AMERICAN SURGICAL TEXTBOOK TO INCLUDE AN EXTENSIVE SECTION ON PLASTIC SURGERY. The fine lithographs graphically illustrate some of the important surgical procedures of the 19th century. Pancoast was Professor of both Surgery and Anatomy at Jefferson Medical College, and developed a number of new operations. Garrison-Morton-Norman 5598; Waller 7083.
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