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Title: A Treatise on the Fevers of Jamaica. . . . .
Description: Philadelphia, Robert Campbell. 1795, 1st USA [2nd in general]. (ISBN: 090484580X) Contemp. Calf,re-spined, 12mo. The author,British by birth & by training,had a long & distinguished career in medicine, which included much overseas travel & medical practice.His first-hand observations are original & valuably insightful.Externally,the calf is worn & bumped on the corners,& scuffed on the bottom edges.The book has been skilfully re-spined in polished calf,gilt ruled,& the original lettering piece has been retained.Internally,the fore-edge is damp-marked throughout,& the damp marking extends into the margins of the prelims & the preface.The front pastedown bears an old rubber-stamped ownership,& a recent bookplate.The blindstamp of the bookplate's owner is found on the front free endpaper.The half-title is present,& at the rear four pages of publisher's adverts are bound in.The early rubber-stamped ownership appears again at the head of the preface,along with a different owner's inked ownership,& at the head of the first chapter.The fore-edges of four leaves are slightly roughened by opening[?].The endpapers are foxed & browned,& there is a little very light foxing internally.A very good,complete,tight & firm copy. VG/N/a.

Keywords: Jamaica;Caribbean Studies;Medicine

Price: GBP 250.00 = appr. US$ 357.00 Seller: Peter Goodden Books Ltd
- Book number: 21762



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