Gynaeciorum sive de Mulierum Tum Communibus, tum gravidarum, parientium, et puerperarum affectibus & morbis
Bookplate of James Young Simpson (1811-1870) Scottish doctor and discoverer of the anaesthetic uses of chloroform in medical work. Includes signed note by Simpson as well (dated 1860). Text in Latin, Greek. G+M 6013. Israel Spach (1560-1610) studied medicine under Jean Riolan the Elder and later at the University of Tubingen. After receiving his doctorate, he practised medicine before taking a professorship at the Strasbourg Academy. This book is one of Spach's many scholarly works. In this text, he has complied, as editor, a great collection of gynaecological writings. It is in effect the third edition of the collection previously issued by Wolff (No. 6011) and Bauhin (No. 6012).
Publisher: Sumptibus Lazari Zetzneri
Edition: Third edition
Date Published: 1597
Place Published: Argentinae
Condition: Good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 33 cm. Full vellum. Varying pagination. All pages present. Title vignette. Anatomical illustrations - including babies in the womb, and gynaecological instruments. 6 impressive illustrations near the beginning of the book show full midsection of a body, opened to reveal reproductive organs. Crack in top right edge of spine, binding still holding well. Owner's signature. Bookseller's sticker (W.F. Watson, Edinburgh). Damp stain to bottom third of title-page, continuing through preliminaries. Some notations in margins, pages browned, minor spots, a few small holes.