1727 The Diseases of Women With Child, and in Child-Bed, as Also, the Best Means of Helping Them in Natural and Unnatural Labours
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Uncommon
The sixth edition of this work in English, uncommon to find.
ESTC citation number T69151.
'The Diseases of Women With Child' was an early standard textbook on midwifery and childbirth.
This was an influential work that helped to establish obstetrics as a science.
Illustrated with eight folding plates, and one plate.
Originally written in French by Francis Mauriceau, an obstetrician, known for developing a classical manoeuvre of assisted breach delivery.
Translated into English by Hugh Chamberlen.
Collated, bound without one plate. Collated from Jisc from a copy held at the Royal Society of Medicine.
In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing and marks to the boards and spine. Small cracks to the joints. Faint surface cracks to the spine. Minor bumping to the spine and extremities. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with some spots. A little edge wear to the folding plates. Folding plate facing page 130 is torn with a chip to the head, loss of image, and a few tape repairs to the reverse.
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