London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
READ, Alexander (1586?-1641). Chirurgorum comes: or the Whole Practice of Chirurgery ... Continued and completed by a member of the College of Physicians, London: E. Jones for C. Wilkinson and sold by J. Salisbury, 1687.
8° (186 x 111mm.), engraved plate of instruments (top margins cut quite close, a few repairs in the margins, light browning and spotting), 20th-century red half roan.
FIRST EDITION. The several translations and adaptations in English include 'Of Supplying Defects in the Body' (pp. 645-704), a summary of Tagliacozzi's work on plastic surgery first published in Venice in 1597. cf. Wing R427A (variant imprint); Wellcome IV, p. 483; Krivatsy 9426.
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