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MEDICAL SURGERY INSTRUMENTS MEDICINE 1665 CHIRURGI SUPERB ENGRAVINGS
1665. This is a used item. Please see item description for further details. [Schultes, Johann.] Cheiroplotheke Seu D. Ioannis Sculteti, Physici & Chirurgi apud Vlmenses olim felicissimi Armamentarium Chirurgicum, XLIII Tabulis Aeri elegantissime incisis, nec ante hac visis, exornatum. Venetiis M.DC.LXV. Typis Combi, & La Nou. (Venice 1665). Octavo; Additional engraved title page, [14], 317,[11]. 44 engraved plates, complete. Old binding of quarter vellum, "rustica" covers, ms lettering to spine, later endpapers. The engraved title page is slightly edge frayed, browned, and slightly loose, there is some browning to the preliminary leaves, some slight marginal staining in the early parts of the volume, some damp[ staining last few leaves, few plates with slight corner damp stain, but much of the text is clean. The binding is a little bit loose at the front gutter margin. Overall this is a good copy ofd a very scarce and important medical work. Johann Schultes (1595-1645) was a German surgeon and this work was first published in folio in 1655, and in ovtavo in 1650. An important work which contains a complete catalogue of surgical imstruments, It contains the first known depictions of several operations still performed today. COPAC lists only three copies of this imprint : BL/Wellcome/Manchester. Overall a Good copy.
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