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GERSDORFF, Hans von
Feldtbuch der Wundt Artzney, sampt des Menschen Cörpers Anatomey, unnd chirurgischen Instrumenten, warhafftig Abcontrafeyt, und beschrieben
Franckfurdt am Mayn: Hermann Gülfferich, 1551. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (264x176 mm). [4], 101 leaves, including title with large woodcut, printed in red and black, and numerous woodcuts in text (23 full page), woodcut calligraphic initials and ornaments. Later blind-stamped calf, spine with 5 raised bands (minor wear to hinges). Title page, A2, A4, C4 and Cc5 with old paper repairs just into text or image, repairs to gutter and margins of further pages without loss of text or image, top- and fore-margins trimmed close affecting a few marginals or headlines. Without the leaf with the printer's device at end and the unnumbered folding woodcut plate found in a few copies. Overall still a good copy, very rare in any condition. ---- Choulant 27 (1535/40 editions); Waller 3510; Wellcome I, 2760 (earlier ed.); Durling 2063; Norman, Medicine 14 (first ed.). RARE EDITION OF GERSDORFF'S POPULAR AND INFLUENTIAL SURGICAL MANUAL. A military surgeon with extensive practical experience, Gersdorff introduced new and sound practices for the treatment of wounds and amputations. His Feldbuch provides a summary of human anatomy derived from old Arabic writings, Guy de Chauliac, and other sources; a guide to the surgical treatment of wounds; the treatment of leprosy; and provides Latin-German glosses of medical vocabulary. It went through a dozen editions, including translations, in its first century, and was incorporated into other medical works of the period. The vivid woodcuts of surgical instruments and procedure mark a high point of medical illustration. Gersdorff's was th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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