SIMON, [Jean François].
Cours de Pathologie et de Thérapeutique Chirurgicales. Ouvrage posthume de M. Simon… Revû, mis en ordre & considérablement augmenté par M. [Prudent] Hévin…
A Paris: Chez Mequignon, l’aîné,... .1780
8vo, pp. xvi, 690, (6), + 2 leaves “Aux Étudians de Chirurgie” bound in between pp. viii and ix. Including the half-title; also the “Approbation” and 2 leaves of Méquignon’s catalogue at the end. Contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, very good copy. Contemporary signature of Charles Barrett, a doctor at Montpellier, on front endpaper, and his bookplate on the pastedown.
FIRST EDITION. “Hévin first edited this work, says Bégin, from the manuscripts of Simon, his friend and colleague; but having enlarged it considerably, he brought it out under his name alone in the second edition of 1784, in two volumes. Reprinted in 1793, this work is remarkable for the multitude of matter that the author has assembled; it is a collection of precepts relevant to every surgical disease” (Biographie Générale, in translation). Simon died in 1770.