New York: Charles S. Francis, 1828. Hardcover. 8vo. xii,14-171pp. Modern quarter cloth over contemporary paper-covered boards. Staining, rubbing and scuffing to boards. Wear to corners and edges. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed as issued. Bookplate of "Atherton Hall" to inside of front board. Signature of previous owner on front-and rear endpaper. Sporadic foxing and rippling throughout. "Compendium of Operative Midwifery: or, The Manual and Instrumental Operations of Preternatural Labours reduced to the greatest Simplicity: preceded by an investigation of the Mechanism of Natural Labour." Translated from the French by Julius Hatin. Binding in fair, interior in good condition. Rare, important work. fair. Item #17708
First published in France in 1827 under the title: "La manoeuvre de tous les accouchements contre nature."