Very Good. Item #8451
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First Edition. Octavo. 272 pages + index. Six color plates and one black and white foldout plate. Brown blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine.
Green was the first American physician to specialize in diseases of the throat, and his publication of this treatise was the first systematic work ever published on the subject. It was not without controversy as his method of introducing the probang into the larynx to apply medication was attacked furiously by medical community.
Boards worn with exposure to edges, in particular at spine ends with a 1 1/4" split at top of spine at front joint. General scuffing. Binding holding soundly. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Previous owner's stamp to front pastedown and ownership stamp of essayist Ronald D. McLaurin to front free endpaper. Foxing to pages, generally along edges, and text legible throughout.
[DAB vol 7, p. 547].