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First edition of a classic treatise on the treatment of head wounds, which was written following Henri II's death from the strike of a lance in the eye during a tournament. The first part is devoted to the anatomy of the head and is illustrated with woodcuts after Vesalius. The second part gives the treatment of head wounds, skull fractures and diseases of the face, with illustrations of surgical instruments. Paré's innovations in dressing gunshot wounds won him fervent support of his noble clientele and violent opposition of the medical establishment. The very expressive woodcut portrait of the author in this rare edition is attributed to Jean Cousin, whose great book on perspective was also published by Le Royer.