Original full speckled calf with spine gilt in compartments, morocco lettering piece; 12mo (7 x 4 inches); xiv, (558) pp. Illustrated with 30 folding copperplate engravings An important and influential manual by the most important and influential French obstetrician of his day. J.L. Baudelocque (1745-1810) brought some innovations to the practice of obstetrics and, after the revolution, chaired the department of midwifery at the Ecole de Sante in Paris; supervising the training of midwives as well as overseeing the maternity clinic. The first edition of this work, published in 1775, was considerably smaller than this second edition and was not illustrated. (Blake p. 34) Spine ends worn, split at bottom of front joint and top of rear joint, 1 plate misfolded and with small hole in margin (not affecting image); a very sturdy and presentable volume. Bookseller Inventory # 16609
Title: PRINCIPES SUR L'ART DES ACCOUCHEMENS, Par ...
Publisher: Chez Mequignon l'aine, Libraire de l'Ecoles de Chirurgie
Publication Date: 1787
Edition: Second edition
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