Venice: Gio. Battista Recurti, 1738.
2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #003014
4to (228 x 172 mm). , 512 pp. Woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut initials and tailpieces, 20 full-page engraved obstetrical illustrations. Reused contemporary vellum, spine with remnant of ink lettering (vellum browned and heavily stained and spotted, chipped spine ends restored with new vellum, new endpapers). Text little browned and foxed mainly in margins throughout, brown staining to upper margin of about 30 gatherings, several paper repairs to blank margins and worm tracks occasionally affecting side notes and plate marks. Provenance: Giancarlo Beltrame Library. ----
NLM/Blake 300; Wellcome IV, 108. SECOND EDITION of Melli's important study on obstetrics (first published in 1721), which is principally based on Mercurio's Comare. The author was a professor of surgery at Venice. The copper engravings depict female anatomy and various fetus positions in the uterus. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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