"First edition of the first French work on ophtalmology. Guillemeau was a pupil and son-in-law of Ambroise Paré; his book was an epitome of the existing knowledge on the subject, chiefly from Greek and Arabian sources." (Garrison).
First edition. Two first Part only (on 3), but rare.
The first volume contains the medical topography of San Domingo.
The second volume is on chronic diseases and various topics; it ends with the thesis of Pouppé Desportes.
First edition of this classical works
Bichat describes how the death spread among the major organs, heart, brain, lungs.
Bichat it gives his well-known definition of life: "La vie est l'ensemble des fonctions qui résistent à la mort" (Life is the set of functions that resist death.)
The rare first edition of the first major work of Cotugno in which he identifies the aqueduct of the inner ear and the columns in the osseous spinal lamina of the cochlea, which are named after him.
This copy belong to Joseph Torelli [1711-1781] (gilt arms on covers), an italian mathematician. He wrote a book on calculus and gave an edition of Archimedes works.
This copy belong Dominique Larrey (manuscript note and handwritten signature of his soon Hippolyte Larrey) . This copy was sold at the sale of it's library in 1842. (lot 56).
Dominique Larrey was a French surgeon in Napoleon's Grand Armée and an important innovator in battlefield medicine and triage. He is often considered the first modern military surgeon.
Important first edition.
Lieutaud first note here the white cells ("The globuli albicantes" p. 85), more than twenty years (1774) before the major work from William Hewson on the lymphatic system and first described the lymphocyte.
RABIQUEAU, Charles. Le spectacle du feu élémentaire, relié avec :
Lettre électrique sur la mort de M.Richmann, relié avec :
Le nouveau manège méchanique,
relié avec :
Relation curieuse et intéressante pour le progrès de la physique et de la médecine.
I. This work contains a large collection of electrical experiments inspired by Franklin's book which had appeared two years earlier. The 60 experiments derived from Rabiqueau's course given at his home at the Hôtel de Mouy, rue Dauphine.
II. This pamphlet describes the death of George Wilhelm Richmann of St. Petersburg, caused during his experiments with atmospheric electricity in 1753.
III. The use of electricity in medicine. (Rare)
IV. Further descriptions of electrical experiments.
Rare when bound as here with Rabiqueau’s ‘Lettre électrique sur la mort de M. Richmann’ [1753?], and his ‘Relation curieuse ... pour le progrès de la physique’ [1756?], and the 'nouveau manège méchanique'.
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.
LOMBARD, Claude Antoine. Dissertation sur l'utilité des évacuans, dans la cure des tumeurs, des playes anciennes, des ulcères, &c. /
Dissertation sur l'importance des évacuans, dans la cure des playes récentes simples ou graves.
Fresh and crisp copy.
First edition. The publication of this French edition preceded that of the Italian edition by several months, and the Italian edition did not contain the preliminary material (pp. 1-92) included by Senebier
"Spallanzani devoted himself to the study of respiration during the later years of his life. He had followed closely the work of Black, Priestley, Lavoisier, and Lagrange and, building on the results of their work, added the final chapter to our modern concept of respiration. He showed that many animals absorb oxygen and give off carbon dioxide from the surface of their bodies as well as their tissues and organs. He also demonstrated the effects of activity and temperature on respiratory exchange and was the first to show that the exchange could be influenced by the nature and quantity of food ingested" (Heirs).
COWPER, William. Anatomia corporum humanorum centum et quatuordecim tabulis singulari artificio, nec minori elegantia ab excellentissimis, qui in Europa sunt, artificibus ad vivum expressis, atque in aes incisis illustrata amplius explicata, multisque novis anatomicis inventis, chirurgicisque observationibus accedunt ejusdem introduction in oeconomiam animalium & index in totum opus. Omnia nunc primum latinitate donata. Curante Guilielmo Dundass, Britanno M.D. - Appendix, repraesentans externos musculos et diversas partes corporis humani quae vel omissa erant, vel non bene expressa in praecedentibus tabulis. Delineata ad vivum.
BERTRAND, Gabriel. Réflexions nouvelles sur l'acide et sur l'alcali où après avoir démontré que ces deux sels ne peuvent pas être les principes des mixtes, on fait voir le véritable usage qu'on en peut faire dans la physique & dans la médecine.
BOERHAAVE, Hermann || PAUL, François. Traité de la pleurésie. Traduit du latin des Aphorismes de Boerhaave, commentés par M. le Baron de Van-Svvieten, premier medecin, & bibliothécaire de leurs Majestés impériales, président du Collège des medecins de Vienne, de la Société royale de Londres, de l'Institut de Bologne, & des académies royales de Sciences, & de Chirurgie de Paris, &c. Avec un Discours préliminaire. Par M. Paul, de la Société royale des Sciences de Montpellier.
First edition in french of this eye hygiene treaty by the founder of the Viennese School of Ophthalmology.
Georg Joseph Beer (1763-1821), the first Jewish graduate of Austria, founded the first eye hospital in Vienna in 1786.