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THREE TRACTS ON THE EYE

DAWSON, Thomas. An Account of a Safe and Efficacious Medicine in Sore-Eyes and Eye-Lids.

London. Sold By J. Johnson, 1782. First Edition.
8vo. [4], 15pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound behind:] WARE, James. Remarks on the Ophthalmy, Psorophthalmy, and Purulent Eye. With Methods of Cure, considerably different from those commonly used; and Cases annexed, in Proof of their Utility. London. Printed for Charles Dilly, 1780. First Edition. vii, [1], 133pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] WARNER, Joseph. A Description of the Human Eye, and its Adjacent Parts; Together with their Principal Diseases, and the Methods proposed for relieving them. London. Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1775. Second Edition. x, 109pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed, vellum tipped marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, lower joint cracked. Short manuscript contents list in an early hand to FEP.
A clutch of three pamphlets 'Tracts on the eye' (so titled to spine), concluding with a rare account, by English physician Thomas Dawson (c.1725-1782) published in the year of his death, of a medicine first devised by a Yorkshire physician named Nettleton, later recorded and provided to the author by Manchester physician Samuel Key. Printed in Latin and English, it includes quicksilver, camphor, olive oil and butter. Outside of the UK, ESTC locates copies at Amsterdam, John Hopkins, Madrid and NLM only.
ESTC T18945, T56210, N7700.
£ 600.00 Antiquates Ref: 10408