(Americana : Medicine) 2 Vols. Webster, Noah. A Brief History of Epidemic and Pestilential Diseases. Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1799. First edition. 8vo, old tree sheep; scuffed, rebacked in 19th century calf, old morocco spine labels laid down. Scattered light foxing, moderate foxing to vol. 2 title and front matter. Some darkening and spotting to endpapers. With blank leaves at front and back of each vol. Early ink ownership at head of vol. 1 title page. Ex-library: printed early 19th century label of "The College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of the State of New York" on front pastedown of vol. 1.

Evans 36687; Austin 2023; Sabin 102341; Garrison & Morton 1675.1, "'The best summary of epidemiological opinion at the beginning of the nineteenth century; and few works surpass it as a compendium of earlier speculation in this field' (Winslow)... Osler considered the... work the most important American medical work written by a layman."

Estimate $300-500

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