Leipzig: Timothel Rikschens (Timothy Ritsch), 1653.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #037880
First German edition of this classic of Renaissance midwifery first published in 1596. Mercurio (ca. 1540 - 1615) a Dominican friar and later, practicing physician, was the first to adequately describe the Caesarean section. His work, written in the vernacular in Italian and German, was widely influential. Extra engraved title and 23 full page plates (though many much smaller than a full page) showing equipment, cut aways, and fetus position in the womb. Contemporary leather binding, original ties worn, frayed, and incomplete, a few small worm holes; binding is rubbed and worn but attractive, text block pulled fully away from spine, occasional light worming and some chipping and loss to some corners; lacking front endpapers, but intact and complete. The plates are finely executed and often striking. (32), 844pp.
Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 037880.