Item #41976 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 gilt lettering to the upper board. Neatly rebacked with a near matching cloth, else very good. Nightingale's second published work, an immense success that sold 15,000 copies in a couple of months. " 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 and the "Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian" appears as the last item on Harrison's list to the rear. This copy also accords with all of the issue points of the early issues recorded by the bibliographers apart from the final one, the last chapter headline reads "Conclusion". This point, however, features less consistently than the others. Item #41976

Price: £975.00

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