Gynaeciorum sive de Mulierum Tum Communibus, tum gravidarum, parientium, et puerperarum affectibus & morbis
SPACH, Israel (ed.)
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 dated 1860, a note of introduction for another doctor (Dr. Elisha Kinney?) touring Europe. Text in Latin and 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 compiled, 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 [Strasbourg]
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, but binding still holding well. Owner's signature. Bookseller's label (W.F. Watson, Edinburgh). Dampstain to bottom third of title page, continuing through preliminaries. Some notations in margins, pages browned, minor spots, a few small holes.