Paris: Nicolas Buon, 1609.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #048418
Contemporary calf, expertly repaired at the joints, corners, and spine ends. Neat paper repairs at the edges of a large number of leaves through the middle of the volumes, usually not touching any text other than a few glosses. Lacking four leaves including the printed title (but with the extra engraved title). In a custom clamshell box. Engraved title, (14), blank, 435 (of 439), fautes, 15, blank; (24). 202, 4 (of 6)pp. Lacking the title, a1 (but with the engraved title) ), a2, and T5 (297-298) and T7 (301-302) and the final index leaf of De la nourriture et gouvernement des enfants. With all 12 in text engravings.
Guillemeau, pupil at the Hôtel Dieu and later son in law of Paré, was one of the most important physicians of the 17th century across a number of disciplines - opthamology, pediatrics, and obstetrics. This book, translated into English in 1612, was hugely influential in making doctors and midwives work together - a complicated and vital endeavor because the doctor, for reasons of modestly, was often working blindly and if not able to rely on the midwives, disaster could, and often did, occur. Guillemeau was the first, in this work, to describe the Mauriceau–Smellie–Veit maneuver for breach births. The two works were often, but not always, bound together - the 1612 English translation paired them.
Provenance: Joannes Jacobis Vander verken (signature dated 1712), Second later 18th century signature (illegible) to rear endpaper.
Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 048418.