Publisher Information: London: Longman, 1813.
Bell, Sir Charles (1774-1842). Engravings from specimens of morbid parts . . . urethra, vesica, ren, morbosa, et laesa. . . . [Fasciculus I-all published.] Folio. vii, 45pp. 12 plates after Bell, some engraved by him, others by Stewart. London: Longman . . . , 1813. 454 x 324 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Faint offsetting from plates, but very good.
First Edition. Probably the rarest of Bell's publications after his New Idea of the Anatomy of the Brain, and one of the finest publications on its subject, with life-size plates from Bell's drawings, many etched by Bell himself. Goldschmid (103) described the twelve plates as "of the very greatest accuracy." In 1811 Bell had published his Diseases of the Urethra and classified strictures of the urethra. He was one of the few nineteenth century surgeons to give precedence to pathology over complicated instruments in the treatment of strictures. Murphy 463-64. Gordon-Taylor 12. Hirsch. Not in Kiefer or the other catalogues we routinely consult.Book Id: 34987