Auction 357 Old & Rare Books - Natural History - Science - Medicine

VERDUIN, P.A. Verhandeling van een nieuwe manier om Ledematen af te setten; By wyse van een Briev, geschreven aan den Wel Edelen en Groot-achtbaren Heer den Heer Mr. Nicolaas Witsen, Burgermeester en Raad der Stad Amsterdam, enz. enz. Amst., J. Wolters, 1697. 32 pp. W. engr. ti-vign. & 7 engr. fold. plates. Cont. cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Bind. a bit warped, spine ends & corners a bit dam., plates sl. creased and outer margins a bit frayed, margins faintly stained in places, a bit browned).

Extremely rare, first published in Latin in 1696. Lindeboom col. 2044 ff: "V. published a new method of amputation in 1696. Using a special knife he spared as much muscles as possible and a big piece of skin; in addition he did not ligate the vessels, but applied a laceing bandage." - Lindeboom mentions a Dutch edition, but with a different title: 'Een nieuwe manier van afzetting in 't been' (Amst. 1696) (no copy found). Cf. BMN I, p. 309 (French edition of the same year); Wellcome V, p. 342 (French edition, Amst./Berlin, 1756). The plates show various surgical instruments for the performance of amputations and a man with a leg prothesis. - No copy in NCC, only 1 copy found: Herzog-August-Bibliotheek, Wolfenbüttel. - This copy was given to a previous owner by the Amsterdam physician Jacob Hovius, 24 Aug. 1778.

€ 500

result € 750

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