Quincey, Thomas de.


Autobiography (2 vols.). London Reminiscences, Confessions. Biographies (2 vols.). Historical Essays (2 vols.). Speculative, Theological. Political, Economy & Politics. Literary Theory and Criticism. (2 vols.). Tales and Romances. Tales and Phantasies. Miscellanea and Index. Edited by David Masson. London: A. & C. Black 1896-7.
14 vols., complete. Port. frontis., dec. border to red lettered Ex.-libris J. Johnston Abraham, prelims. lightly spotted, original gilt lettered blue cloth with gilt emblem to upper boards and gilt dec. to spines, some very minor soiling and rubbing, sl. crease to upper leading corner of upper board to vol. 11, sl. wrinkling of cloth to lower board of vol. 2, t.e.g. From the Library of James Johnston Abraham (1876 - 1963): Surgeon. He was house surgeon at the West London Hospital from 1901 until 1906 when he spent a year as shipís surgeon on SS Clytemnestra after which he was appointed resident medical officer to the London Lock Hospital; he was also assistant surgeon at the Princess Beatrice Hospital and had a general practice in County Clare in southern Ireland. During the First World War he served as medical officer with the Serbian, Egyptian and Portuguese armies, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He coped with inadequate supplies, outbreaks of typhoid, scarlet fever, recurrent fever, smallpox and a typhus epidemic. He was the first doctor on location to diagnose typhus, and he and the Serbian Army Medical Corps managed to contain it. An author of some medical related memoirs, and 1937 he published Leaves from a Surgeonís Case-Book under the nom de plume of James Harpole.
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