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Memoires de L’Academie Royale de Chirurgie. Tome Second. 1753

Memoires de L’Academie Royale de Chirurgie. Tome Second. 1753

Memoires de L’Academie Royale de Chirurgie. Tome Second. A Paris, Chez Delaguette, Libr. Imprimeur de l’Academie Royale & du College de Chirurgie, rue S. Jacques, a l’Olivier. 1753. Avec Privilege du Roy.

Quarto volume with brown leather spine and brown speckled paste paper over boards. Raised bands and black title plate on spine. Leather a bit scuffed, mostly on bands. Corners bumped. Tail and fore edges of boards chipped. Exterior hinges strong, interior hinges focally starting to crack. Damp stain involving margins, and focally into text, of first half to two thirds of leaves, diminishing from front to back. Plates mostly spared of damp stain, only at plate II does it encroach upon the image. Exceptionally large margins. An unmarked copy, and with the exception of the damp stain, clean and bright. Binding tight throughout.

Twenty-two (22) plates plus frontis.

Page 337-354 is the first publication of Jacque Daviel’s method of cataract surgery, which was rivaled only (if at all) by the iridotomy of Cheselden as the most important contribution to ophthalmology in its day (see Garrison-Morton 5828 and 5829), illustrated with two plates.

Other important topics include orthopedics, hernia repair, and oncology, among others.

A survey of notable contributors (or contemporaries commented upon) includes Peyronie, Ledran, Chabert, Petit, Garengeot, Morand, Bucher, Louis, Mouton, and Heister.

Volume 2 only of this series.

Ffep, fly leaf, half title, frontis (on recto), full title, civ, 613, fly leaf, rfep. (A – Hhhh ^ 4, duplicate leaf H bound at rear).

$250.00Price