Notes on Nursing: What it is and what it is not. Florence NIGHTINGALE.

Notes on Nursing: What it is and what it is not.

London: Harrison, [1860]. First edition, second issue. 8vo. 79, (1) pp. Publisher's black pebbled cloth with original gilt lettering to the upper board, sometime rebacked in a plain black cloth. Some light dampstaining at intervals, one leaf torn without loss subtly repaired to the margin with tissue, else a decent copy. Nightingale's second published work, an immense success that sold 15,000 copies in a couple of months. "...an incomparable treatise, but... more than that; it is an alphabet of household hygiene... Dealing as it does with the basic principles of nursing it has never dated, and the principles are as valid today as when first formulated." Bishop & Goldie, pp. 15-18. First published the same year, the second issue includes the "Right of Translation" note to the title page absent from the first issue. The advertisements to the endpapers feature Burke's Peerage and Baronetage for 1860 on the front pastedown amongst other works and the "Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian" appears as the last item on Harrison's list to the rear as previously. Item #38260

Price: £600.00

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