The Semi-Centennial of Anæsthesia: October 16, 1846 - October 16, 1896. Boston: [Privately printed by] Massachusetts General Hospital, 1897. Title page, chapter headings, and initials by Bruce Rogers. A commemorative volume produced for an event held on the fiftieth anniversary of the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia. Tissue-guarded engravings of Massachusetts General Hospital (as frontis), commemoration invitation, plate depicting physicians surrounding patient (October 16, 1846), and portraits of J.C. Warren and William G. Morton. Maroon cloth with beveled edges and gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Measures approximately 7.75" x 10.25". Volume has been rebacked, with matching buckram cloth and original spine laid down. Some discoloration to covers, along with some chips to cloth at edges. Offsetting to endpapers.
Supposedly one of only “a few copies” printed (Chaucer Head Book Shop)–very rare. Haas 10.