9 February 2000
WARREN, Jonathan Mason (1811-1867). Rhinoplastic Operations. With some remarks on the Autoplastic Methods ususally adopted for the Restoration of Parts Lost by Accident or Disease. Boston: D. Clapp, Jr., 1840.
8o (243 x 144 mm). 2 lithographed plates. (Some occasional pale foxing.) Original blue printed wrappers; cloth folding case. Provenance: Rev. Dr. Palfrey, presumably John Gorham (1796-1881), American Unitarian clergyman and historian; proprietor and editor, North American Review (presentation inscription from the author on the front wrapper).
FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Warren on the front wrapper: "Rev. Dr. Palfrey with the best wishes of Dr. J. M. Warren." Reprinted from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, records the first rhinoplasty in the United States, using the Italian or Tagliacotian method. Garrison-Morton-Norman 5743.3.
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