Leiden: Johan. Arnold Langerak et Johan. & Herm. Verbeek, 1728.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #039140
Full calf worn heavily at edges and corners, hinges cracked, spine dried, all six cords still holding. Title page in red and black loose but present. Scattered foxing heavier in places, one engraved plate. A few marginal notes in an early hand
A hugely influential history of the collected knowledge on syphilis - its history, treatment, spread, etc. Contains a host of vital works on the subject, largely from 15th and 16th century authors and most unavailable elsewhere. Various editions in English of varying completeness were published beginning in 1736. Two volumes in one in folio, a monstrous undertaking, 1366 pages in two columns, plus an index. Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 039140.