London, England: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. First Edition. Leather. Good. Item #26943
xx + 289 pages; errata slip at back; with the half-title. Illustrated with 10 copper-engraved plates, accompanying various articles. The Preface describes the "...nature and objects of this Institution, and the claims which it possesses to professional patronage..." with background on the early history of the Society's founding and organization. The members from its formation to March, 1809 are listed alphabetically, along with their positions and qualifications; this is followed by the lists of the council members for the years 1805 through 1809 and finally the list of Trustees elected at its formation. The contents consist of a group of medical accounts and cases, observations and descriptions of various diseases, conditions and effects by Astley Cooper, Christopher Stanger, Richard Pearson, John Abernethy, David Dundas; John Bostock, Alexander Marcet, William Babington, Thompson Forster, James Moore, H.L. Thomas, Thomas Chevalier, Thomas Blizard, James Wilson, John Yelloly, George William Young and Edward Jenner. The last four pages of the volume are devoted to the list of donations to the Society, consisting of a list of the books and publications, various manuals and pharmacopoeia given by the named benefactors. Text printed by G. Woodfall, London. Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" size; bound in contemporary full polished tree-calf; flat spine with a few small gilt decorations (faded). Some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; spine ends chipped away; leather at hinges split; text block solidly sewn. Contents with only the occasional spot of foxing; overall, very clean, fairly fresh and in good condition.