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Jenner, Edward (1749-1823) On the Varieties and Modifications of the Vaccine Pustule, Occasioned by an Herpetic State of the Skin, Author's Presentation Copy.
Cheltenham: H. Ruff, 1806.
First edition, large quarto, 13 pages, inscribed on title, "Mr. Murray from his Friend the Author," the recipient was likely Charles Murray (1768-1847), British solicitor and secretary of the Royal Jennerian Society (1803-1809) and member of the National Vaccine Establishment; [bound with] Facts, for the Most Part Unobserved, or Not Duly Noticed, Respecting Variolous Contagion, London: S. Gosnell, , lacking title, -16 pages; [and] a third edition of Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, [London: Printed for the Author by D.N. Shury, 1801] lacking title page and dedication; all text leaves and illustrations present; bound in half leather and marbled paper boards, 10 1/2 x 8 in.
[Together with] two other copies of the third edition of An Inquiry, one uncut and untrimmed copy with a manuscript list of inoculations dated 1779 inserted, (staining to preliminary leaves), 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.; [and another copy] ex libris pioneering New York pediatrician Dr. Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919) with his ownership stamp on general and sub-title, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.; all copies with all four hand-finished illustrations. (3)