Title: Instituzioni Chirurgiche . . . Quinta ...
Publisher: Pietro Giovanni Gatto, Venice
Publication Date: 1793
Book Condition: Very Good
2 volumes, 8vo (235 x 186mm). Vol. I: [xx], 447 pp., frontispiece portrait; Vol. II: 400 pp., 38 folding plates of surgical instruments and procedures. Half mottled sheep over decorative patterned boards, gilt title to spine on red morocco lettering labels, edges red; (slight creases, occasional light spots, otherwise internally bright, boards slightly rubbed missing some sheep corner-pieces, spine varnished, few worm holes). Fifth Italian Edition. An early Italian edition of Heister's well-known text on surgery. This one was translated from one of the many Latin editions of the work which first appeared in 1739. Lorenz Heister was a German anatomist, surgeon and botanist born in Frankfurt am Main. Among his numerous written works, his best known is CHIRURGIE. This surgical book was used extensively in Japan, and was still used as a standard text at Vienna as late as 1838. Bookseller Inventory # 3014
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