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Sabatier, Medecine Operatoire, 1796

Sabatier, Medecine Operatoire, 1796

De La Medecine Operatoire, Ou Des Operations De Chirurgie Qui Se Pratiquent Le Plus Frequemment. Par le C.en Sabatier, Chirurgien en chef a la maison nationale des Invalides, Professeur a l’Ecole de Sante, et membre de l’Institut national. Tom Premier, Second, and Troisieme. A Paris, De L’Imprimerie De Didot Le Jeune. 1796.

Complete in three volumes.

Three volumes, each measuring approximately 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ x 1 ½, in original printer’s blue paste papers over boards, newly rebacked with blue cloth spines and paper title labels. Untrimmed margins. Four of six paste downs are cut leaves from a copy of Voyage de Jeune Anacharsis. Original paste papers a bit scuffed here and there. Margins are mostly ample. Clean, bright, and tight throughout. An unmarked and seemingly unread copy. Text in French.

Heirs of Hippocrates 632. Raphael Bienvenu Sabatier (1732-1811) was a professor and member of the Academie des Sciences in Paris. His focus was primarily on anatomy and ophthalmology. He was a skilled and accomplished surgeon and his text on operative surgery was well-received. “It was widely adapted as a text and provides excellent coverage of the surgical art of the time. Of bibliographic interest, Heirs notes that the pagination in Waller entry (8373) is incorrect, but the pagination in our copy matches that in Waller exactly, and differs from Heirs:

Vol I: xlviii, 447 pp.; Vol II: xxxix, 503 pp.; Vol III: xxx, 502 pp, then one leaf (2 pages) of errata.