London: sold at No. 13, Castle-Street, Leicester-Square [i.e. the author], 1786.
First edition, the variant with p. 134 ending "spasmodic/ affection," no known priority. 7 engraved full page plates, each with page of text. [xii], 398, pp. 4to 10-3/8 x 7-5/8 inches (26 x 19.75 cm). Neatly rebacked some slight separation at the head, moderate binding wear but in all attractive, barring some minor toning to the paper and foxing of the plates a fresh copy internally. Armorial bookplate of Mirehouse ESTC T53871; Waller 4988; Garrison-Morton 5197; Wellcome III, 317. Item #320402
A seminal work on the subject by one of the foremost physicians of his day, a teacher of, and collaborator with, Edward Jenner. Unfortunately Hunter's hypothesis, that syphilis and gonorrhea were the same underlying disease, was incorrect.
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