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Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 323

Ambrosius Paré - Opera chirurgica. 1594

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Paré, A., Opera chirurgica. Latinitate donata J. Guillemeau labore & diligentia. With woodcut potrtrait and more than 300 woodcuts in the text as well as 2 woodcut printer's devices on the title and at the end. Frankfurt, J. Feyerabend for P. Fischer 1594. Contemp. pigskin on 7 bands, richly blind- and rollstamped. (Allegories) and blindtooled inner panels (Justitia, Fortuna). Folio. 6 ll., 851 pp., 14 ll. (the last blank).
VD 16, ZV 12172. - BM STC, German Books p. 674. - Adams P 313. - Durling 3532. - Malgaigne p. 327. - Doe 48. - Second Latin edition of the writing by the 'Father of surgery', published by Jean Guillemeau. - Paré introduced numerous improvements in the treatment of wounds, amputations, operations of joints, bone fractures, dislocations etc. - The interesting woodcuts with anatomical depictions, exotic animals, mythical creatures and numerous instruments developped by Paré. - Faintly browned and slightly stained in places, first ll. with small marginal defects and slight crease marks, 1 l. torn, endpaper with ms entries, pastedown with ex-libris stamp. Binding stained and bumped.
Second Latin edition of the collected works of the greatest surgeon of the period. With woodcut portrait, more than 300 woodcuts in text and 2 woodcut printer's devices. Contemp. pigskin on raised bands, richly blind- and rollstamped and with 2 panels (allegories). - Slightly browned and partly minor staining, first leaves with small marginal defects and some creases, 1 leaf with tear, front endpaper with ms. entry, pastedown with stamped bookplates. Binding stained and bumped.

Ambrosius Paré
Opera chirurgica. 1594
€ 2,000 / $ 2,300
€ 1,920 / $ 2.208

(incl. 20% surcharge)

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