RARE Portfolio of Dermochromes PROFESSOR JACOBI 3vols 1903 MEDICAL Dermatology COLOUR PLATES Antique Book
Title: Portfolio of Dermochromes.
Author: Professor Jacobi of Freiburg im Breisgau.
Binding: Hard back; leather spine with gold lettering; green boards.
Publisher: Rebman, Ltd. 129 Shaftesbury Ave, Cambridge Circus, London.
Publication Date:1903 (x2); with supplement 1906 (x1).
Size: 26.7cmx20.5cm (10.25x8ins).
Weight (x3vols): 3950g excluding packaging (apprx 4500g packaged).
Three books titled Portfolio of Dermochromes by Prof. Jacobi of Freiburg im Breisgau. English Adaption of Text by J. J. Pringle Physician to the Department for Diseases of the Skin at the Middlesex Hospital, London. The three volumes comprise parts 1&2 published 1903 (42col plates), parts 3&4 published 1903 (43col pls), and a supplement 1906 (40col plates). The many colour plates (described as dermochromes) relating to various conditions are mainly two/three per plate. There are several plates in b&w (see scan) but mainly colour. They are all on good quality paper with a blank reverse; including text descriptive pages which are also blank verso. For many of the medical conditions, there is a small amount of descriptive text, with diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Many of the plates are very graphic; not for the squeamish Some descriptions of the plates refer to Models in Neisser's Clinic in Breslau (Kroner); Herr Kolbow and Kasten of Berlin. Mons. Baretta and Mons. Tramond of Paris; Professor Jacobi after a method devised by Mr Cathcart of Edinburgh.
The preface to the first volume reads ".... The process employed in the production of the illustrations in the following work is that known as CITOCHROMY, and is the invention of Dr Albert of Munich. The reproduction of colors by this process is believed to be more perfect than by any other hitherto in use, and is obtained almost entirely by mechanical means apart from manual work. ....." etc . possibly Eugene Albert of Munich, son of Joseph Albert.
Some skin conditions and plates covered in Part I: Erythema, Purpura, Urticaria, Perniones, Morbus Raynaud, Lupus erythematosus and vulgaris, Verruca necrogenica, Lichen scrophulosorum, Erythema, Lepra tuberosa face and hand etc, Ringworm etc, Pityriasis rosea and vascula, Erythrasma, Favus scutularis and herpetiformis etc.
Part II: Psoriasis vulgaris etc, Lichen planus etc, Leukiplakia (mouth), Lichen chronicus, PItyriasis rubra etc, Lichen pilaris, Ichthyosis, Prurigo etc, Variola, Discrete smallpox, Confluent small pox etc, Variola modified by vaccination, Vaccinia, Varicella, Measles, Scarlatina, Anthrax, Actinomycosis, Herpes progenitalis, Herpes labialis, Zoster, Gangranosus herpes, Dysidrosis, Pemphigus vegetans, Pemphigus vulgaris.
Part III: Acne, Alopecia, Atheroma, Chloasma, Ecthyma, Eczema, Impetigo, Keloid, Maculae ceruleae, Melanodermia, Mycosis fungoides, Naevus, Papillomata, reive, Sarcoma cutis, Rhinophyma, Scabies, Toxicodermia, Uleus rodens, Verrucae, Vitiligo, Zanthoma, Zeroderma.Part I
V: Alopecia syphilitica, Condylomata, Leucoderma etc, Syphilis types (many), Ulcera mollia, miel, Ulcus molle phagedaenicum gangraenosum.
The Supplement volume contains updated/new dermochromes approx x40 (some with 2/3 colour images per plate; incl. elephantiasis etc): "The Supplement contains 76 new dermochromes, many of which depict syphilitic manifestations, the importance of which is universally admitted. But several non-syphilitic diseases not hitherto illustrated are also included eg Darier's disease, Myiasis linearis........". Sorry for any typos in the description!
INfo. Eduard Jacobi; Dermatologe, 1862 Liegnitz (Schlesien)- 1915 Freiburg (Breisgau). John James Pringle 1855-1922;
Condition: Good. Antique; pre-ISBN. The three volumes have a general appearance corresponding with their age, including a little age yellowing to pages, edges, binding and boards. Spines faded. The plates (dermochromes) are in very good condition. Part I volume has some darkening to the page relating to the title/author/publisher (see scan); some spotting to other volume title pages. There is some rubbing to edges of the spine on all volumes (see scans); there is a tiny repaired tear to the fabric on the boards of vol. 2 (see scan). The leather spines have wear and scuffs (see scans). There are original owners bookplate or ex-libris in all three volumes: Ex Libris - Mea Gloria Fides - W. M. Crawford Watson (see scan).
Postage to UK only; £15.50.
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