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Nouveau Traite Des Instrumens De Chirurgie Les Plus Utiles, Et De Plusieurs Nouvelles Machines Propres Pour Les Maladies Des Os (In 2 Volumes)
Paris: chez Guillaume Cavelier, 1727. Leather Bound. Very Good. Paris: Chez Guillaume Cavelier. 2 vol. [1] (xxx) [434] (table: 7) [1] plates: 35 / 2nd ed. (1727) ; [2] (4) [281] (2) plates: 30 / 1st ed. (1725) 12mo. Volume 1 is slightly larger (½ cm on each side.) Both volumes fully bound in contemporary brown sheepskin. Restorative lacquer applied to covers. Spines replaced with modern calf-skin. New fascia on spine of Tome 1. Original title plate and volume marker on Tome 2, new compartments. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt embossed title stamps reading “Traite-Des Instru, Tom. I / Tom. II.” Compartments bordered in gilt and containing gilt decorative flourishes within. Restored gilt is bright and lustrous. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear considering age. Slight bumping to corners. Evidence of chipping to board edges, professionally repaired. Minimal rubbing. Light scuffing to edges. Slightly speckled page ends. Tome 1 contains a page marking ribbon affixed to spine. Discoloration to outer edges of endpapers. Slight chipping to FFEP. Institutional library bookplate inside front board of each volume with a seal of the Library of the University of Pennsylvania, containing a call number and “The J. Stockton Hough Collection” on bottom center. Title page of each volume contains perforated institutional library stamp as well as ink stamp on lower portion. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages with minimal discoloration. Illustrations are complete, copper-plate engraved, and depict various surgical instruments. Overall, an immaculately well-restored and well-preserved 2 volume set.

The full title of Nouveau Traite des Instrumens translates to “new deals with surgical instruments most useful, and several new machines for specific diseases of the bones; which examines their parts, their uses, and the proper way to use them.” Rene Jacques Croissant de Garengeot was a Parisian surgeon and medical writer. He is best known historically for the medical condition known as De Garengeots hernia, a rare subtype of an incarcerated femoral hernia. The eponym may be used to describe the incarceration of the vermiform appendix within a femoral hernia. This comprehensive collection of surgical instruments and instruction on their use is the famed surgeons greatest work of medical literature. First published in 1723, several amended reprints were published over the years, including the enlarged and expanded 2nd edition in 1727. This rare collection would make a fine addition to the library of any medical enthusiast. Please feel free to view our photographs of this exceptional piece. Ships daily.

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