Prologue, & chapitre singulier

Chauliac (Guy de)

Prologue, & chapitre singulier

de tresexcellent Docteur en Medecine, & Chirurgie maistre Guidon de Cauliac. Le tout nouuellement traduict, & illustré de Commentaires par maistre Iehan Canappe.

Description: woodcut printer's device on title, larger version on the verso of last leaf, 2 woodcut initials, some definite, but faint, damp-staining, minimal worming in the lower margins of the first 4 gatherings, skilfully repaired, pp. 127, [1], small 8vo, modern decorated paper wrappers by Sün Evrard, slip-in case, 1 page with contemporary annotations (to a passage on the narrowness of windows of opportunity in surgery),

Publication Details: Lyons: Étienne Dolet, 1542

Notes: First edition of this translation, the text being the preface and historical introduction (a sort of surgical manifesto) to La Grande Chirurgie finished in 1363, and for long the standard work on surgery in Europe. The first 2 of the pagination numerals of the last numbered page are not agreed upon. The 7 is clear, but 2 and the 1, or the 1 and the 2, are so indistinct as to be indecipherable. USTC: 6 in France, plus BL, Rylands (Christie collection: Parkinson & Lumb 1110 - Parkinson & Lumb have 9 Dolets to Cambridge's 5). Duke, NYAM, Yale. Not in Wellcome, Adams, &c....more

Bibliography: (Durling 2250; USTC 29568; Brunet I, col. 1688 "livre peu commun", apparently having only seen one copy; Longeon 231; Copley Christie 68)

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Price: £2,500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1542

Stock Number: 64595

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