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Portrait Art, Doctor, John Haighton, British Physician, Antique Print, 1818

$575

Harry Ashby (1794-1836) (after)
J. Kennely (engraver)
John Haighton, M.D. F. R. S. Lecturer on Midwifery and Physiology at Guys Hospital
Elizabeth Cox, London: 1818
Hand-colored engraving
19.25 x 14.5 inches, sheet
18.25 x 13.75 inches, image
28 x 22 inches, mat
$575

Portrait of John Haighton, M.D. (1755-1823) surrounded by items related to his profession as physician and teacher: a specimen under glass, a skull, a book, paper and a quill pen and ink bottle. In his day, Haighton was a prominent expert on what would now be called obstetrics, a member of the Medical Society of London who lectured at the Royal College of Surgeons, which has his lectures on midwifery in their collection. He also wrote medical books, including a syllabus of his lectures on midwifery delivered at Guy’s Hospital, published by Cox in 1811.

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Description

Elizabeth Cox ran a publishing and printselling business under her own name for over two decades after taking over the business of Thomas Cox (d. 1806), a medical bookseller, printer and stationer in London.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases. Few marginal tears, including one tear intruding into title area, neatly restored.

References:

“Haighton, John.” Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. U.K. http://www.rcog.org.uk/library/h.html (4 March 2002).

Maxted, Ian. Entry on “Thomas Cox” in “The London book trades 1775-1800: a preliminary checklist of members.” Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History. 2001. http://www.devon.gov.uk/library/locstudy/bookhist/lonbktr.html (4 March 2002).

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Century

19th Century