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On Monsters and Marvels

Ambroise Pare

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ISBN 10: 0226645622 / ISBN 13: 9780226645629
Published by University of Chicago Press, 1982
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: On Monsters and Marvels

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1St Edition - may be Reissue.

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Ambroise Paré, born in France around 1510, was chief surgeon to both Charles IX and Henri III. In one of the first attempts to explain birth defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of monstrous human and animal births, bizarre beasts, and natural phenomena. Janice Pallister's acclaimed English translation offers a glimpse of the natural world as seen by an extraordinary Renaissance natural philosopher.

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Text: English, French (translation)

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