Octavo, old quarter cloth and grey boards, uncut, viiipp + 207pp, 5 engraved plates, contemporary ownership in ink on the title of James B Eames, a fine copy.
Rare. Menzies Campbell 433. Crowley, 1763. Not in Poletti. Weinberger p.129.
First American edition, first published with the same title in London in 1831. The illustrations include an operating chair and various dental instruments. In the historical sketch Snell refers to the works of Martin, Berdmore, Fauchard, Geraudy, Larini, Mouton, Lecluse, Bunun, Dubois de Chemant, Hunter, Blake and Fox. The chapters include The Operating Chair, Extraction of the Teeth, Excision of the Teeth, The Dental Mirror, Stopping, Scaling the Teeth and Ligatures for fastening Loose Teeth.