Barcelona: Establecimiento Tipográfico la Academia de Evaristo Ullastres, 1880. First Edition. Thick octavo (22.75cm.); contemporary full tree calf, black gilt spine labels, marbled endpapers; ,xii,,838pp. & 20 leaves of plates of which three are comprised of mounted original photographs and 12 are color chromolithographs. Leathera bit rubbed along extremities with some surface scratching to spine, textblock rather uniformly foxed and a bit browned, else Very Good, plates near fine. Item #902
The first photo-illustrated medical book published in Spain, as well as the first book on dermatology to be published in that country, this with special emphasis on the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes and syphillis. Though the author had planned on adorning the work with more photographs, his choice of using syphilitic prostitutes as his models gave the publishers pause, their solution being to use color chromolithographs after the originals. Exceedingly uncommon in North America, with only three copies located in OCLC as of November, 2017, at the New York Academy of Medicine, Indiana U., and the NLM.
João José P. Edward Clode. Historia da Fotografia e de Sua Aplicação à Medicina (2010), p. 13
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