Lugdoni Batavorum. 1783. ,103pp. in Latin. Half title. Modern half calf and boards, gilt-stamped spine. Internally bright and clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM30965
Dedicated to George Washington, this is the text of an oration on medicine that Coste delivered at William & Mary College in Williamsburg at the close of the Revolutionary War. Coste came to the United States and served as surgeon in chief to the French forces stationed in America. At the war's end he returned to France and later occupied the same position in Napoleon's army. One of the earliest books dedicated to Washington, and an interesting work related to the French Army in the United States during the Revolution. SABIN 17021. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 4675. QUÉRARD II:299. STEVENS, HISTORICAL NUGGETS I, p.190. OCLC 30549954, 6594476.