Dix livres de la chirurgie avec le magasin des instruments necessaires à icelle.
Paris, Jean Le Royer, 1564. *** Première édition. C'est le premier travail d'importance d'Ambroise Paré et son ouvrage de chirurgie le plus complet avant la parution des ses oeuvres onze ans plus tard. Il est illustré par 158 bois gravés, dont de nombreux instruments. Il existe deux tirages, dans l'un il y a un portrait au verso du titre, dans l'autre il est blanc ce qui est le cas ici, et cela pourrait être une marque de premier tirage. Plusieurs marges ont été restaurées et doublées, dont les feuillets 21 et 224, et les derniers feuillets de table, mais sans atteinte à la surface imprimée. Reliure restaurée. Les trois derniers exemplaires qui se sont vendus ces dernières années étaient tous incomplets. Tous les premiers ouvrages d'Ambroise Paré, des livres d'usage et de petit format, sont aujourd'hui rares. *** In-8 de (26), 232, (18) ff. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - *** First edition. Illustrated by 158 woodcuts. "Paré embarks here on his first work of magnitude." (Doe). "Paré’s first general treatise on surgery, and the most comprehensive of his treatises before his collected works (1575). Dix livres included Paré's first description of the use of the ligature in amputations, one of his greatest contributions. Paré began the work with an exposition of his method of treating gunshot wounds, including descriptions and illustrations of the instruments he used. In his second chapter he discussed the treatment of arrow wounds, reminding us that arrows were still a major weapon of war in the 16th century. In his third chapter he discussed his methods of treating fractures, and the instruments, splints, and bandaging methods required. His fourth book covered the treatment of contusions, and the use of many instruments. His fifth book concerned the treatment of burns. The sixth book concerned what he called "caries of the bones" which caused ulceration and putrefaction. These wounds he often treated with cautery. The seventh book concerned gangrene and "mortification," their treatment by amputation, and prostheses which Paré designed for these patients, including artificial legs and artificial hands. In his eighth book Paré discussed urological diseases including surgery for urinary stricture The ninth book concerned surgery for kidney and bladder stones. The tenth book further discussed urological problems, followed by a long section in which Paré illustrated and described the widest range of his instruments and the uses for each. Paré also had an extensive dental practice and his books contain much information on the subject. He designed several instruments for extracting teeth." J. Doe, A bibliography of the works of Ambroise Paré 13. Garrison Morton 5564 and 3668.1. - - -. Item #16648
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