Philadelphia: Dobson, 1791. hardcover. Extracted from the Works of Benjamin Bell, of Edinburgh. Illustrated at rear with 12 folding copperplate engravings depicting surgical instruments with accompanying text (plates are a bit rough at edges and folds) viii, 570pp., xxix. 8vo, full contemporary calf with leather spine label (well-worn overall; hinges cracked; age-toning and foxing throughout). Philadelphia: T. Dobson, 1791. First edition of the Waters' edition, and the first American edition in any form. Very good (-). very good(-).
An account of surgery as practiced in the closing years of the 18th century, with numerous plates showing instruments and operations. GM 5579; Evans 23170; Austin 171.