1767. Item #83021
GOOCH, Benjamin. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON WOUNDS AND OTHER CHIRURGICAL SUBJECTS; to which is prefixed a short Historical Account of the rise and progress of Surgery and Anatomy, addressed to Young Surgeons, Volume I, and CASES AND PRACTICAL REMARKS ON SURGERY, with sketches of Machines, simple in their construction, easy in their application, and of Approved Use, the Second Edition with large additions and emendations, Volume II. Norwich: Printed for the Author By W. Chase, 1767. Two volumes, of which Volume I is a first edition. xviii + 19-459 pp./xxvi + 422 pp. Volume II has 17 plates (complete). Worn calf boards, raised bands, boards detached on both volumes. Ink ownership to title pages. Minimal foxing to text, and to a few plates. Front flyleaf detached in Vol. II, laid in. Gooch was one of the greatest provincial surgeons of the 18th century, and was an innovator in the design of surgical appliances (Heirs of Hippocrates, 299). Volume II is illustrated with 17 engraved plates, many folding, depicting surgeries and appliances.