MANGET, Jean Jacques. Bibliotheca chirurgica, sive rerum ad artem machaonicam quoquô modô spectantium thesaurus absolutissimus [...].
Genève, Gabriel de Tournes & fils, 1721.
Four folios (345x1222 mm), vol. 1: (12)-650 pages and 4 plates / vol. 2: (2)-2-538 pages and 17 plates / vol. 3: (2)-695 pages and 3 plates / vol. 4: (2)-600 pages and 1 plate. In total, 25 plates. binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in seven compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, marbled edges. 1 corner and 4 caps chipped. Bindings rubbed. Foxing on few pages. One double leaf (p. 5 à 8) of part 4 is detached but present.
Jean-Jacques Manget (1652-1742) was a Genevan doctor and publisher of scientific works.
This book is a compilation of articles, classified in alphabetical order, which deals with the surgical approach to the treatment of diseases. Manget relied on ancient authors and his contemporaries.
Price : 1400 €