AIKIN, Charles R.
A Concise View of All the Most Important Facts which have hitherto appeared concerning the Cow-Pox
Charlestown, MA: Samuel Etheridge for E. and S. Larkin, 1801. 12mo. 143, pp. Uncut.
Publisher's paper-backed pink pastepaper boards, original paper lettering piece on spine.
First American edition: lovely example in original condition.
An early work on vaccination that helped to spread the proper procedures of Jenner's method of inoculation to the United States. "Incorporates a great part of ... Edward Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes & Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, London 1798" (Austin). First published in London earlier in 1801, this is the first American edition, brought to publication by Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse, a correspondent of the author.
Austin 22; Shaw & Shoemaker 24.