Paris: P.G. Cavelier, 1766.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003405
8vo (165 x 98 mm). , 270,  pp. Half-title, woodcut head- and tailpieces, final leaf blank. Contemporary French specked calf, rebacked retaining original richly gilt-decorated spine and gilt-lettered morocco label, marbled edges and endpapers (extremities slightly rubbed). Text crisp and clean with only very minor occasional spotting, two small wormtracks to lower blank margin of first gatherings not affecting text. Provenance: Alain Brieux (booksellers label to front pastedown; medical library of James Tait Goodrich. A fine, wide-margined copy. ----
Welcome III, p.550; NLM/Blake, p.278. RARE FIRST EDITION of this collection of papers on head wounds published by the Royal Surgical Society of Paris, featuring the work of prominent physicians of the time, including Valsalva, Morgagni, Winslow, Santorini, and Louis himself, who was the editor and President of the society. - Visit our website to see more images!
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