Paris: D'Houry, 1773. 168pp. Slim 16mo, modern gray boards. Paris: D'Houry, 1773. First French Edition. Very good (+). "This book excited great attention and ran through 8 editions in one year. Cadogan's advice on moderate exercise and moderation in drinking as a cure for gout caused much criticism." GM 4489.
London: Elmsly, 1777. Folding table, 12mo, contemporary calf; worn, covers detached. London: Elmsly, 1777. Bonding is poor, text is fine. Third Edition of the English translation of this work by the French surgeon, Goulard, who invented "Goulard's extract" and "Goulard's cerate" for the treatment of inflammations, contusions, burns, gout, rheumatism, cancer, etc. Waller 5653.
Paris: Mercier, 1755. Copper engraved frontispiece, 6 engraved plates, small 8vo, 390pp., contemporary mottled calf, ornately gilt spine. Paris: Le Mercier, 1755. First Edition. Near fine. Very rare first edition of L'Abbe Poncelet's best known work. This important work on distillation is illustrated with plates of the vessel used in the various operations. Ferguson: I, 134. Poggendorff: II, 496.
Washington, D.C. 1895. 1 page on "War Department, Surgeon General's Office" letterhead, 10 x 8 inches, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1895. Written to Captain Frank A. Edwards, 1st Cavalry, a distinguished Army officer and veteran of the western Indian campaigns, diagnosing him with a form of gout but ruling out diabetes, in part: "...I have made a careful chemical and microscopical examination of the three samples of urine furnished by you. Briefly I may say that there is a large...
New York: Paul Hoeber, 1925. Edited with Introduction by Ruhrah. Portrait. 114pp. Thin 8vo, black cloth. New York: Paul Hoeber, 1925. Small stamp "for review" on endpaper and ghost of blue pencil initial on title, otherwise a very good clean copy. The great pediatrician's fine editions of the famous 18th Century classic, which went through eight editions in its first year, 1771. -GM 4489.
Philadelphia: Edward Earle, 1819. 335 pages., overall toning, 8vo, original calf; well-worn and with repairs to spine. Philadelphia, 1819. First American, from the Second London edition. Good. Austin 1714. Work by which Scudamore is best known, based upon his observations of about 100 cases of gout and containing one of the first contributions to the study of the distribution of gouty changes. He believed that gouty persons were subject to the gravel, and he is the first English author who...