London, South Kensington
14 February 2007
PUGH, Benjamin (1718?-1798). A Treatise of Midwifery, chiefly with Several Improvements in that Art. London: for J. Buckland, 1754. 8° (204 x 116mm). 11 folding engraved plates of obstetrical instruments (small wormhole in lower inner corners as far as E3, plates lightly stained and spotted). Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (rebacked). Provenance: Dr Angus Fraser (bequest bookplate) -- The Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society (blue library stamp on title).
FIRST EDITION of this important work by Benjamin Pugh who independently, though at the the same time as Levret, invented the curved forceps. He was also the author of a work on the climates of Rome, Naples and Nice. RCOG Catalogue p.63; not in Wellcome or BMC.
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