Traité des accouchements,

(Midwifery.) MALADIES DES FEMMES GROSSES,

Traité des accouchements,

Maladies des femmes accouchées, et celles des enfants nouveaux nés.

Description: manuscript in ink on paper, in a single regular, but slightly crabbed hand, with attempts at calligraphic flourishes, with 5 small drawing of instruments on 3 pages, coloured in yellow, the fore-edges of the last third or so leaves cut close, with loss of a few page numerals, pp. [v, Table du probabilté de la duré de la vie], 237, [1], contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on sides, spine gilt in compartments, and lettered direct (see below), spine a bit defective at either end, slight insect damage to lower edge of upper board, good

Publication Details: No place, [c. 1760]

Notes: A comprehensive treatise, without however any apparent authorship. The lettering on the spine does not help: the 3 lines 'SANR / DEREC / PRON' does not seem to bear any relation to the contents. The work is prefaced by a brief survey of the science of obstetrics, the author remarking how the field had formerly been the domain of women only, but that the situation had changed, so that now in Holland and England man-midwives abounded. The recent literature is surveyed, the last item being Roederer's Elementa artis obstetriciae, 1753, 'just published' - 'vient de donner ... un fort bon Livre.' Th...more

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Price: £1,100

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: [c. 1760]

Stock Number: 64349

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