London: Thomas East, 1586.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #044674
Rebound in full modern calf, three parts in one, each with numerous generally minor paper flaws, old repairs, chips, damp stains, scattered marginalia in an early hand, library stamps, trimmed a little close here and there touching the catchwords - paper repairs touching some letters but not obscuring any sense except where noted below. Despite all that, the bulk of the works are clean and unmarked.
The Whole Worke of Vigo is lacking the title and preliminaries, and leaves 3, 6, 161, 162, 297-320 and 369-376, first leaf soiled and worn. Persistent minor dampstaining, a number of leaves with old paper repairs in the margins occasionally touching a letter and obscuring a few words on 2 leaves, trimmed a little close in a few spots. The section of interesting words complete at there - not too bad for such a notoriously incomplete work - one which was often so damaged that it was excised altogether from the collection. 455 leaves (minus the above). First published in 1514 and first translated into English in 1543, it was the first major work to discuss the treatment of gunshot wounds, a new and pernicious problem in Renaissance medicine.
Certaine Workes in Chirurgerie, the second edition of the first book of surgery written in English, lacking the final letter in the preliminary material, the rest of the preliminaries bound before title 1 but present, lacking the title (bound in facsimile) and 1/2 of the table of luxations (bound in facsimile) but otherwise complete. The Antidotarie bound all out of order at the end, but complete. Includes the Enchiridon of Chirurgerie, An Excellent Treatise of Wounds made with Gunshot, and the Antidotarie. (6), 112, 4 leaves of tables.
Certaine Workes of Galens, stamps on title, significant marginal damage and repairs to final 10 leaves, 4 quite significant with loss of text at edges, final colophon plate with printers mark partially obscured. (vi), 138 leaves.
The second edition of each of these works, the first two published separately in 1563, the third in 1567. The 1586 edition was issued both with the works printed separately and, as here, together. Three foundational works of English medicine.
Graesse G9 (for Galen), Graesse G6 (for Certaine Workes of Chirurgerie). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044674.