[Dr John Propert, founder of the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom.] Printed prospectus for the College, with engraved depiction, signed and dated by him.

Dr John Propert (1792-1867), founder of the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom [now Epsom College]
Publication details: 
New Cavendish Street, Portland Place, W. [London]. February 1859.
SKU: 14198

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse of the second leaf. The First page is headed, in fancy type, 'ROYAL MEDICAL BENEVOLENT COLLEGE. | EPSOM.', beneath which is an engraving of the College. The prospectus is presented in the form of a letter, and is dated 'Febry. 1859' and signed (as a 'faithful fellow-laborer') by Propert in light-blue ink. The letter begins: 'As a Member of the Medical Profession, you cannot possibly be indifferent to its [f]ortunes, nor can you hafe failed to observe that as a body it is frequently unappreciated or afflicted.' It concludes: 'If one-fourth of the misery which has been brought under my own observation could only be displayed before your eyes in all its appalling circumstances, I think, nay I am sure, you would eagerly, promptly, and generously subscribe to the Royal Medical Benevolent College.' Scarce: no copy located on either COPAC or WorldCat.