CLINICAL LECTURES ON A CASE OF CATARACT EXTRACTION London: J. and A. Churchill, 11, New Burlington Street, W. [Stevenson, Bailey, and SMith, Printers, Lister Gate, Nottingham]. n.d. but ca.
1876. 8vo, pp. [ii] half title, -16; lightly browned throughout; stitched as issued in the original green printed wrappers, with paper accession label at head of upper wrapper, spine split and covers detached, rear cover with loss at tail, and a marginal tear, upper wrapper with marginal nicks, covers a little stained. Uncommon first edition of this pamphlet, one of a number of essays published by the noted British ophthalmic surgeon, Charles Taylor M.D. FRCSE (1829-1909), who worked at the Nottingham and Midland Eye Infirmary. “A consummate and imperturbable operator, especially in cases of cataract, he enjoyed a practice that extended beyond Great Britain” (DNB). He was also known as a campaigner against the Contagious Diseases Act and vivisection.
In all Taylor seems to have published five lectures, all of which were available for purchase for one shilling, although all of which are now scarce. A compilation of his lectures was published in 1888 as ‘Lectures on diseases of the Eye’.
Bibliography: Date taken from copyright receipt stamp on BL copy; OCLC locate further copies at Oxford, the National Library of Scotland, and a further copy in the Netherlands.