Bristol: John Wright and Sons LTD., 1923. Third English Edition translated from the Eighth French Edition. Translated by William S. Dickie F.R.C.S. and Ernest Ward M.A., M.D., F.R.C.S. Octavo (26.5 x 17cm), pp. xiv, , 808, richly illustrated with 20 full-page black and white plates and 1086 black and white illustrations of which 683 are drawn by Dr. E. Daleine and A. Leuba, and 175 are from original photographs; green cloth with blind borders and gilt lettering, top edge dye (green), black endpapers.
Head and tail lightly worn; three small patches of rubbing to spine, largest is 4 x 4mm, gilt band and publisher’s details at base of spine are a little dull, otherwise bright; joints very gently rubbed; corners abraded, corners on rear board gently bruised; edges scuffed with a few shallow dings and one 20mm patch of wear to the bottom of front board; patches of light rubbing towards edge of boards; edge of text block has a few small scratches, fore edge and bottom edge a little foxed, with a few scuffs, one 4 x 1mm vertical green mark to fore edge, two small distinct red marks to bottom edge; mild water damage, a faint stain to the bottom of text block, light rippling throughout, grazing to the bottom of some pages that adhered and then gently pulled apart; occasional light creasing throughout; pages mostly very clean and bright, very occasional mild toning, minimal marking, and light spotting, mostly to single pages following plates; endpapers and title page a little tender at gutters; previous bookseller’s sticker inside front cover, appears to have been stuck to ffep and then removed resulting in a 30mm horizontal surface tear; blank side of ffep is toned with 5 x 5mm and 1 x 1mm marks in top left corner; scuffs to title page with previous seller’s stamp and pencil price and previous owner’s name and date in blue ink, top corner has a small crease and a 5mm closed tear without loss; plates slightly yellowed with mild foxing to reverse side; 10mm closed tear on page 325 due to untrimmed edge has caused mild toning to pages either side; small hole to top corner of last free endpaper, bottom corner is creased in three places with a closed 4mm tear and two small holes. Item #894
Felix Lejars was a French surgeon and university professor. In this beautifully illustrated and presented volume, he asserts the benefits of surgery and outlines the importance of all physicians familiarising themselves with the possibilities and limitations of a range of procedures. Lejars has here, “tried to set forth the indications for, and the technical details of, the principal urgent operations, in an essentially practical manner.”.