Title Ars Chirurgica a Compendium of Theory & Practice of Chirurgery In Seven Books
Binding Leather Bound
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Type Leather Bound
Publisher J. Dawks, London 1699-01-01
Seller ID c17-2-24
Written in old English. Brown leather with 6 panels, , 607, 606-730, ill., 607 is in the book twice in sequence, page order 566,567,568 then a page 56 Cap 14 then to 570. These are binding mistakes. The book is 7" tall by 4 1/2" wide and 1 3/4" deep. Corner and edge wear. Corners bumped. Leather cracked and missing pieces along the spine. Pencil notes inside the book and pages yellowed. Previous owner's name is the title page. The back endpaper and small binding piece has writing and page numbers written on it. Page 441 is uneven. A few small stains but overall inside pages are clean and binding is tight.Black and white illustrations. Medicine in the 15th to 18th centuries. The first three books only (of seven), with engraved frontispiece portrait by F. H. van Hove. Twelve engraved plates depict over 100 surgical instruments, along with other technical diagrams and apparatus. Laid in Haslemere Museum Notes that show medical advice for the plague and Venice treacie. Self-styled MD who produced a number of books on various subjects and sold cures outside St Bartholomew's Hospital. He amassed a large working library of over 3500 books from which he compiled his books which were sold in 1713 (see Thornton 1966 2nd ed p275).