Lot 279: Signed book: The Essentials of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. Fifth edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.5, 517 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, "Offered to Jane E. Styring, with Florence Nightingale's thanks & joy at her success in Dr. Bernay's Examination & most hearty good wishes for her future in Hospital Nursing, July 1877." Includes the recipient's personal unsigned copy of Nightingale's Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not, a book which Nightingale famously gave to all of her graduating nurses. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None (with repaired hinges). Under the tutelage of Nightingale, Styring began nurse training at London's St. Thomas' Hospital on February 21, 1877. The pair kept close touch over the years, with Styring relaying to Nightingale detailed letters of her much-publicized shipwreck off the Canadian coast in 1878. Signed books by Nightingale remain exceedingly rare, with this being just the third we've ever offered. An excellent example rife with medical associations.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471
Wednesday, 9th March 2016
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