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MEMOIRES DE CHIRURGIE, avec quelques remarques historiques sur l'Etat de la Medecine & de la Chirurgie en France & en Angleterre.
London J. Nourse 1768 - FIRST EDITION 1768, French text, 2 parts in 2 volumes, complete set. 4to, approximately 260 x 180 mm, 10ΒΌ x 7 inches, 24 fine engraved plates, 2 folding, pages: (10), xvi, (8), xvii, 406, (38); (8), viii, 401-828, (28), 13 - (Appendix), a few errors in pagination but collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary polished calf, triple ruled gilt border to covers, gilt decorated raised bands to spines, richly gilt in compartments, 2 gilt lettered morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Bindings worn and slightly stained, upper hinge cracking at top and bottom on Volume I, lower hinge cracking at top and bottom on Volume II, covers securely attached, spines slightly chipped at head and tail, small leather repair to spine on Volume II, small hole in surface on both covers of Volume I, endpapers, half-titles and title pages lightly browned in margins, a few pages age-browned, occasional brown spot, browning to lower margin of last 2 pages in Volume I, 4 pages foxed in Volume II, contents otherwise very nice. Bindings tight and firm, no loose pages. A good clean set of this work on surgery. Georges Arnaud de Ronsil (1698-1774) had studied medicine at the College de Saint-Come and had later established himself in London where he built up a reputation as a surgeon. The work contains 11 memoires or papers on different surgical subjects. It opens with a short life of William Hunter with translations into French of his papers on hernia and aneurism with 4 splendid plates drawn by Jan van Rymsdyck. There are also papers on testicles, on hermaphrodites with 6 plates devoted to the subject, 2 further papers on aneurisms. 3 deal with surgical instruments, the first of these describes and illustrates on 5 plates a specially designed chair in which the patient is to be strapped for surgery to be performed. See: A Short Title catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Libarary of Medicine, page 19; Bibliotheca Walleriana, compiled by Hans Sallander, Waller 475; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library Volume II, page 58. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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