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In Roma: A spese di Gregorio, e Giovanni Andreoli, .1669
3 parts in 1 volume, 4to (in 8s), pp. (viii), 168; (iv), 59; 80. With 5 full-page and 6 half-page engravings in part 2. Separate title-page to each part. Small repair to wormhole in lower blank corner of title, small holes in following 3 leaves, small (1 cm.) hole in d8 affecting a woodcut tailpiece, paper a little browned (as in other copies) except for a few gatherings, but otherwise in very good condition. Contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt, very neat repair to foot of spine and corners, later bookplate.
Fourth edition of a rare Italian surgical work, first published in 1613. The first chapter is entitled “Rules pertaining to a good surgeon”, and succeeding chapters are on anatomy, tumours, wounds, ulcers, fractures, and dislocations. The last chapter is a herbal. The second part is on phlebotomy, and is illustrated with striking engravings showing the position to be adopted when bleeding from a particular part, and the instruments to be used. The first illustration shows a hippopotamus. The third part is the short treatise on surgery by Pietro di Piazza, which was first added to the edition of 1650, and which does not appear to have been published separately.