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De La Lithotritie, ou Broiement de la Pierre Dans La Vessie

By Le Docteur Civiale; Jean Civiale

1827

Bechet Jeune : Paris

8.5" by 5"

lx, 254pp, 38pp, [10]

 

 

 

DETAILS

An important surgical work in a beautiful tooled binding by the Binder to the restored Bourbon King of France. A beautifully bound, first edition of this surgical work by celebrated surgeon Jean Civiale.

With five folding plates and one folding table to the rear. Collated, complete. This work is in a binding by Rene Simier. Simier was one of the major nineteenth century French binders his name is gilt stamped to the spine. Simier acquired notoriety through becoming the binder of the Empress Marie-Louise and following the Restoration, binder of the king. This surgical work regards a method to aid the removal of stones from the bladder. This method is known as lithotripsy and involves using a lithotrite to perform transurethral therapy. Civiale invented this form of surgery, which is outlined to this work. Transurethral lithotripsy was the first known minimally invasive surgery to crush the stones in the bladder without having to open the abdomen. Civiale was a pioneer of evidence-based medicine and this work highlights his ability and methodology. With the bookplate of one J R Kirkup to the recto of front endpaper and with his occasional pencil annotations to the margins, as well as further notes to the verso of front endpaper. Loosely inserted is an extract from an English work regarding one Mr Costello and the tools used for 'Breaking Stones in the Bladder'. An important surgical text from the nineteenth century regarding lithotripsy.

CONDITION

In a full straight grained morocco binding. Externally, excellent condition with tooling to the boards and to the spine. Binder's gilt stamp to the spine, Rene Simier. Patches of light rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, J R Kirkup. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Closed tear to the first plate no larger than four inches. Closed tears to the margins of plates II-IV only affecting the border of the image. Closed tear from the outer margin in to the image of plate V no larger than five inches. Occasional scattered spotting to pages, heavier to the plates.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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