Titre : An Entire, New, and Original Work; being a ...
Éditeur : Edinburgh: Printed by H. Inglis, for the author? 1802.
Date d'édition : 1802
8vo, pp. xiv, (15)?428, and 5 engraved plates (plate IV coloured, as in some other copies). Later half calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, uncut edges. Pale foxing of the paper throughout, otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate of J. Colin Dagnall, the historian of chiropody (see below). FIRST EDITION, second issue, of the first original British work on chiropody. Disappointed at being refused a medical degree, Lion, a German Jewish émigré, sat down to write this book. ?His odd and arrogant writing led to the book being generally derided by the lay and professional press. In fact it is first class and was based completely on his personal experiences and observations. Stripped of its padding it can be seen to be a great improvement on Laforest?s book? The greatest praise we can give to Lion?s book is to say that every chiropodial writer since has used and borrowed from Upon Spinæ Pedum? (J.C. Dagnall, ?The history of chiropodial literature?, in The Chiropodist, 1965). This issue omits the first paragraph of the preface, in which Lion admits to diffidence and anxiety of the work?s approbation. Although COPAC locates a dozen copies in the British Isles, this book is rarely seen for sale (Mr. Dagnall noted that he had seen only 3 copies in the 25 years from 1957 to 1972). N° de réf. du libraire 2334
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