AN INAUGURAL DISSERTATION ON THE DISEASE PRODUCED BY THE BITE OF A MAD DOG, OR OTHER RABID ANIMAL. James MEASE.

AN INAUGURAL DISSERTATION ON THE DISEASE PRODUCED BY THE BITE OF A MAD DOG, OR OTHER RABID ANIMAL...

Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1792. First Edition. Hardcover. Recent full calf leather; [6], v, 130 [1] pages. Austin 1247; Evans 24534; Heirs of Hippocrates 761. An important first book by a noted antiquarian, geologist, and physician in early nineteenth century America who, among other accomplishments, led the fight for systematic instruction of pharmacists. Mease would continue to write on rabies throughout his life, being particularly active in exposing quack cures of the dreaded disease. Errata leaf present with one manuscript correction. Possibly lacking the half title page though none of the copies we are aware of have one. The last copy to appear at auction was in 1988. Mild foxing to the title page. Handful of pages with margins trimmed closely but with no loss. Near Fine. Item #005121

Price: $600.00

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