An English Edition of Paré on Surgery
Ambrose Paré. [Adriaan van de Spiegel, translator].
The Works Of that Famous Chirurgeon Ambrose Parey, Translated
out of Latin and compared with the French, by Th.
Johnson: Together with Three Tractates Concerning the Veins,
Arteries, and Nerves: Exemplified with large Anatomical Figures.
Translated out of Adrianus Spigelius. London: Mary Clark for
John Clark, 1678. Later English edition. Two parts in one folio
volume. A6, a4, B-3U6. , 713, , 44,  pages. Title-page
printed in red and black. Four full-page and over 300 text
woodcuts. Nineteenth century quarter morocco over marbled boards,
rear board detached, backstrip open, joints rubbed, tear in
head-cap, edge wear. Endpapers replaced, rear free endpaper with
tears and minor paper loss; title-page soiled and stained, written
on, mounted, repaired and rehinged; first signature rehinged; last
few leaves rehinged; pages lightly cockled, foxing and browning
with several signatures significantly stained (legibility not
impaired), holograph ink writing and marks, old repairs, hole in
A2. This copy bound without a portrait, and it is unclear if a
portrait was issued for this edition. A good copy. From the
Krown & Spellman Collection.
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Ambroise Paré (c. 1510-December 20, 1590) was a French surgeon. He was the great official royal surgeon for the kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and is considered as one of the fathers of surgery. He was a leader in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine, especially the treatment of wounds. He was also an anatomist and the inventor of several surgical instruments. His writings did more than anybody else to raise the previously poor reputation of surgery.
Spiegel (1578-1625) studied medicine and philosophy at Louvain, and then went to the University of Padua to study under Casseri and Fabricius. He became an expert in anatomy, surgery, and botany. In 1616 he was appointed to the chair of anatomy and surgery at Padua.
Wing P351. ESTC r2751. Waller 7180. Cushing P100.
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