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The Life of John Hunter - 1st Edition Book
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This is a first edition leather bound hardcover book published in 1794. The title is "The Life of John Hunter" by Jesse Foot, Surgeon. The printing history on the title page is: London: Printed for T. Becket, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCIV. The book was in the library of the late Garet Rogers and has her signed bookplate on the second free end paper. Garet Rogers (Margaret Rogers Miller), wrote the book Brother Surgeons, published in 1957, a novel based on the lives of John and William Hunter, pioneer anatomists in 18th Century London. There are 287 pp. and all pages are intact with no markings to the text pages and minimal soil to the edges. The ffep is is present but attached by threads only. There are three neatly written owner's names, two in pencil, one in ink, and there is a bookseller label on the last free end paper. The full leather bound volume has gold trim, and raised bands on the spine. The front and back covers are detached and held in place with strips of masking tape. There is a coating over the spine which might have been an earlier attempted repair, but the stamped gold decoration, and title remain faintly visible. The head of the spine is missing, and the tail of the spine is chipped. The cover edges have been scuffed, although some gilt remains, and the corners have been worn down. The book measures 8 1/2" tall. If additional information or more photos are desired, please feel free to ask ...... $1500.00