Gesner, C., Chirurgia scriptores optimi quique eteres et recentiores, plerique in Germaniae antehac on editi, nunc primum in in unum coniuncti volumen. With 2 rep. woodcut printer's devices and ca. 170 woodcuts in the text. Zurich, A. and J. Gesner 1555. 17th century half calf with rich gilt spine. Folio. 9 ll., 408 (recte 406) numb. ll., 22 ll. (last blank)
VD 16, G 1707. - Adams G 520. - Durling 960. - Garrison/M. 5562. - Osler 653. - Wellcome I, 1450. - First edition. "A collection made by Gesner of various surgical works by M. A. Blondus, A. Bolognini, G. Dondi, A. Ferri, Galen, C. Gesner, J. Langus, B. Maggi, Marianus Sanctus, Oribasius, and J. Tabault. The list of surgical writers and their works which Gesner appended in this book is one of the earliest bibliographies of surgery ." - Woodcuts show surgical instruments and operations. - Binding stronger stained and scuffed. - Stained in places, with traces of damp at the beginning, white margin of three sheets towards the end mended, 1 page with adhesive remains of paper. - Title with small armorial bookplate as well as ms. entries, with note "Bibliotheca Windhagenae. - Catalogo inscript - 1666" above printer's device, half title with library stamp indicating that the work is a doublet.