[MEDICINE]. PARE, Ambroise (1510-1590). Les oeuvres ... Divisees en vingt neuf livres: Avec les figures & portraicts, tant de l'anatomie que des instruments de chirurgie, & de plusieurs monstres... Paris: Veufue Gabriel Buon, 1598.
Folio (350 x 228 mm). (Lacking the portrait, x2 supplied from another smaller copy, a few leaves with mostly marginal tears occasionally touching letters, Nn6 and Oo1 partially adhered in gutter, some occasional browning or staining.) Contemporary French white calf, gilt ornaments to sides, spine in 7 compartments with 6 raised bands gilt-lettered in one (some soiling and wear to joints and extremities); cloth folding case. Provenance: Mr. Eisendrath, acquired from Pierre Beres (bookseller's typed description and envelope laid in).
Fifth (and most complete) edition of Pare's works, including the first printing of the author's revisions, which were later used in Malgaigne's definitive edition of 1840. Pare, the father of modern surgery, revolutionized the treatment of gunshot wounds, rejecting the Hippocratic aphorism that "diseases not curable by iron are curable by fire." His new methods of amputation laid the foundation for present methods, calling for reintroducing the ligature. Doe A Bibliography of the Works of Ambroise Pare 32. This edition not in Adams, Durling, or Wellcome.
Property from the Collection of David and Jane Baldwin, Chicago, Illinois
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