Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1826. First edition of the first American textbook of gynecology. Dewees was as Adjunct Professor of Mid-wifery at the University of Pennsylvania. Includes chapters on tumors, displacement of the uterus, prolapse of the uterus, milk abscess of the breast, et al. 557 pages including index and 12 full-page illustrations (2 folding) with explanations and 4 pages of ads at rear; plus one full-page illustration inserted following p.316. Some darkening around page edges and scattered staining throughout, lower corners of several rear plates stained otherwise internally aged but still relatively clean. Freshly rebound in gilt-decorated quarter leather with gilt-lettered leather label and marbled boards. Speert, America 127. Rutkow GY1. THE FIRST AMERICAN TEXTBOOK OF GYNECOLOGY.