[PONCE, Nicolas] || LAVATER. Le Lavater historique des femmes célèbres, des temps anciens et modernes; orné de douze portraits et de douze figures d'expressions, gravés en taille douce, d'après le meilleurs originaux. Par M. P.
"In this great classic of cardiac literature, Corvisart for the first time so ordered the symptomatology of heart disease that differentiation between cardiac and pulmonary disease was made possible. He distinguished between cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation, he divided the clinical course of cardiac failure into three phases, and he showed the relationship between cause and effect in valvular disease and cardiac failure. Corvisart was personal physician to Napoleon and enjoyed a close and loyal relationship with him." (Heirs).
First edition of the main work of Mesmer, The manifesto of animal magnetism.
It's now considered as a foundational work in the history of modern psychology.
II. Rare pamphlet against Mesmer.
Very fresh copy.
Rare treaty on witchcraft and magic of the sixteenth century.
Lyon first edition (first in 1591), well complete with the last blank leaf (with old manuscript notes).
The book is divided into three parts. The first deals with different aspects of magic, the second is about dreams and their interpretation and the last on astrology.