W. & F.C. Bonham (London)

A Catalogue of fine printed books containing a collection of important books on gynaecology and midwifery which includes a collection of early obstetrical books, formerly in the possession of the late A.M. Hellman (catalogue for an auction conducted by W. & F.C. Bonham, London, 10 October 1979)

London, W. & F.C. Bonham, 1979
(24.5 cm), (2) 70 (2) pp., illustrations (1 in colour). 413 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The Hellman collection is offered as lots 258-304. The collector had published descriptions of the great majority of these books, in A Collection of early obstetrical books: an historical essay with bibliographical descriptions of 37 items, including 25 editions of Roesslin’s Rosengarten (New Haven 1952); some later acquisitions were described by his daughter, Clarisse Doris Hellman, “Additions to the Alfred M. Hellman collection of early obstetrical books” in The Academy Bookman, volume 11, 1958, no. 2, pp.2-11. After her death in 1973, a portion of the Hellman collection had been dispersed by Zeitlin & Ver Brugge (Catalogue 238: Rare books in the medical sciences: including a selection of works on gynecology & obstetrics from the library of Dr Alfred M. Hellman, Los Angeles 1975). ¶ Upper wrapper abraded (without loss). Annotated copy, partly priced. No price list.