Medicina, Novo et Antehac a Nemine Tentato Ordine Opus Absolutissimum. 2 vols bound in one.
ex Bibliopolio Frobbeniano
De Castro, Rodrigo (David Nahmias).
Octavo. , 226, , , 541, pp. Full calf with blind stamped borders on boards and gold lettering on title-label. Raised bands. Woodcut engraved vignette on each title-page. Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. Fascinating and scarce treatise on gynecology. It is divided in 2 parts; the first devoted to the description of the anatomy and physiology of the female body, the second to the pathology and clinical relevant. In many aspects, in his work, de Castro was bold and modern, as he advised the massage to be given to the pregnant woman in order to facilitate childbirth, and he also recommended the presence of her husband, which was absolutely unique at that time. Some edge wear on binding with front joint cracked, but front board still holding. Rubbing along edges and head and tail of spine (with minor chipping). Abrasion on lower part of back joint, with parts of calf missing. Book plate of previous owner on back of front board. Free front endpaper and fly leaf almost detached from book block. Sporadic foxing and minor browning throughout. Text in Latin. Binding in overall poor, interior in very good condition.
Edition: Third edition
Book ID: 18782