Frankfurt am Main: Christian Egenolff Erben / Nicholaus Basseus, 1578.
3rd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003306
Hebammenbüchlin. Empfengnusz und Geburt desz Menschen, auch schwangerer Frauwen allerhandt zufellige Gebrechen, und derselbigen Cur unnd Wartung. Item, von der jungen Kindlin Pflege, Aufferziehung, und derselben mancherley Schwackheiten ... Jetzt von neuwem widerumb zugericht. Frankfurt am Main, Christian Egenolff Erben, 1578. 8vo (149 x 100 mm). , 109,  leaves, title page printed in red and black and with two woodcut illustrations, several woodcut illustrations in text, some repeating. Signatures: A-P8, including final two blanks, colophon on P6r reads "Getruckt zu Franckfort am Mayn, bey Christian Egenolffs seligen Erben, Jn verlegung Doct. Adami Loniceri, Doct. Johannis Cnipij Andronici secundi, vnd Pauli Steinmeyers". [Bound with] [RYFF, Walter Hermann] Ein neuwer Albertus Magnus, von Weibern und Geburten der Kinder, sampt jhren Artzneyen. Auch von tugenden etlicher fürnemer Kreuter und von krafft der edlen Gestein. Irem von art und natur ettlicher Thier, mitsampt einem bewerten Regiment für die Pestilenz und von der Aderlaß. Alles auffs neuw gebessert, durch Q. Apollinarem. . . Frankfurt am Main: Nicholaus Basseus, 1579. 117,  pp. Title printed in red and black and with two woodcut illustrations, several woodcut illustrations of fetus, herbs and animals in text, woodcut tailpieces. Signatures: A-G8 H4, colophon on H4v. Bound in contemporary limp vellum (recased, vellum spotted, old repair to fore-edge of upper cover). Text little browned only, occasional minor spotting, first title a bit soiled. Provenance: Jeremy Stepto, ownership inscription on verso of title; Frederic Straker of Angerton Hall, Northumberland (armorial bookplate to front-pastedown).
I. VD16-R2845. THIRD EDITION of Roesslin's book which is based on the manuscripts of Soranus of Ephesus who wrote in the second century AD and the c. sixth-century Moschion Codex in the Royal Library at Brussels. In all probability Roesslin got his inspiration for the illustrations of the fetus in utero from the Heidelberg Codex in the Vatican Library. Martin Flach had them cut in wood by the noted Formschneider Erhard Schön and they continued to be used by Roesslin's successors until the 18th century. The twenty woodcuts in the text present for the first time illustrations of positions of the fetus in utero, a birth chair, and twins, including Siamese twins. The figures of the fetus were derived from those found in the manuscripts by Soranus and Moschion. For almost 200 years, these woodcuts were reprinted in editions of Roesslin's work or copied in the works of later writers, including Jacques Guillemeau and Jacob Rueff.
II. VD16 A 1446 (deviating printer and collation); Benz, Ryff 22. LATER EDITION of a frequently reprinted popular collection of medical-scientific texts which were originally published by Walter Hermenius Ryff (1500-1548) and at that time ascribed to Albertus Magnus. - The beautiful woodcuts show positions of the child in the womb, herbs, animals etc. - Visit our website to see more images!
Price: 5,000 € * convert currency
Delivery time up to 10 days. For calculation of the latest delivery date, follow the link: Delivery times
Lieferzeit max. 10 Tage. Zur Berechnung des spätesten Liefertermins siehe hier: Lieferzeiten