Traite des Maladies des Femmes Grosses, & Observations sur la Grossesse et L’Accouchement des Femmes et sur Leurs Maladies, (2 Volumes)
Fourth Edition and First Edition.
26cm x 19cm. [xii], 555, , [viii], 572,  pages, 2 volumes, frontispiece, black and white illustrations in the text. Full brown leather, five raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and board edges. Text is in French.
Treatise on the Diseases of Pregnant Women, and those who have been in Childbirth: Teaching a Good & True Method to Help Women Well in Their Natural Childbirths & the Means of Treating All Those Against Nature, & the Disorders of Newborn Children: With a Very Exact Description of All the Parts of the Woman Which Serve in Procreation; All Accompanied by Several Figures Suitable for the Subject (Fourth Edition) TOGETHER WITH Observations on the Pregnancy and Childbirth of Women and on Their Diseases & Those of Newborn Children: In Each of Which the Causes & Reasons of Principal Events Are Described & Explained (First Edition). Two establishing volumes in the science of obstetrics by Francois Mauriceau (1637-1709). Traite des Maladies with 30 engraved illustrations (some full page) of the female anatomy, with many showing the effects of pregnancy and stages of childbirth. There are also images of problematic presentations and of the baby before, during and after birth. Observations sur la Grossesse with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Mauriceau. Francois Mauriceau was one of the founders of modern obstetrics. These two books, which are often bound or sold together, form a complete record of examples and actual cases that illustrate the author’s theory and practice of obstetrics.
[Traite des Maladies des Femmes Grosses] Worn leather with aged refurbishment. Early inscription on title page. Occasional staining. [Observations sur la Grossesse]: Leather worn. Pieces of leather missing from bands. Joints cracked but stable from aged sympathetic repairs at the crown and tail edges. Early inscription on endpaper. Scattered minor foxing and staining. Very Good Condition.
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