Hellman (Alfred M.), 1880-1955

A Collection of early obstetrical books : an historical essay with bibliographical descriptions of 37 items, including 25 editions of Roesslin's Rosengarten

New Haven, [for the author?], 1952
(26 cm), (8) 79 (1) pp., illustrations. 36 catalogue entries. Leaf loosely inserted with entries 17a and 34a. Compliments slip (subscribed by the author) loosely inserted. Publisher’s blue printed wrappers. - Detailed descriptions of 39 early-printed books in the author’s collection, prefaced by “A Collection of Early Obstetrical Books” (reprinted from The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, volume 24, December 1951). These books, together with subsequent acquisitions (C. Doris Hellman, “Additions to the Alfred M. Hellman collection of early obstetrical books” in The Academy Bookman [New York Academy of Medicine], volume 11, no. 2, 1958, pp.2-11), were sold in an auction conducted by Bonhams, London, 10-11 October 1979. The principal buyer was H.P. Kraus (cf. his Catalogue 164, items 111-122). ¶ Title-page annotated in ink; otherwise a clean, unmarked copy.
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