THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN TEETH and A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE TEETH
Birmingham, Alabama: The Classics of Medicine Library, 1980. Squarish quarto, blue leather elaborately decorated in gilt, spine with raised bands, marble pattern endpapers, all edges gilt, bound in ribbon marker. Two books in one. Facsimile reprint of the London, 1778, second edition of the first book and of the 1778 first edition of the second book, which was originally issued as a supplement to the first work. Includes 15 plates. Fine copy. "This classical work revolutionized the practice of dentistry, and provided a basis for later dental research. Hunter introduced the classes cuspids, bicuspids, molars and incisors; he also devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion. In part 2 of the above work he included instructions with regard to the operation of tooth transplantation." - Garrison-Morton 3675-76. 2 kg parcel.