Gross, Samuel D. A System of Surgery; Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Operative (2 volume set); Illustrated by Twelve Hundred and Twenty-seven Engravings. Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1862. Second Edition, Much Enlarged and Carefully Revised. 
Two volume set in full sheep, black leather spine title labels, gilt rules to spines, outer hinges fine with no cracks, light rubbing/wear to bindings, 6 x 9 inches, 1 inch surface cut to front of vol. i., bindings very good. 1864 signatures of John H. Lesh, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia" on the front end papers. xxxi., 1062, 32 (publisher's catalogue); xxviii., 1134 generally clean pp., tight. Very good. Full sheep.
An American Civil War era medical treatise which would have been used in the training of surgeons and in the battlefield surgeries by doctors on both sides of the conflict.
Samuel David Gross (1805-1884), b. Easton, Pennsylvania; d, Philadelphia. He was as a child interested in medicine, and at the age of 17 he was apprenticed to a local physician. His formal training was at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, from which he graduated in 1828. He became the pre-eminent surgeon of his time. In addition to his private practice he taught at several medical colleges, in Cincinnati (1833-1840); Louisville (1840-1856); at was Professor of Surgery at his alma mater (1856-1882). His System of Surgery (1859) was widely considered to be the best treatise on the subject at the time, and was translated into several languages.