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    Moreau's Excellent Work on Obstetrics

    [Obstetrics]. François Joseph Moreau. Traité Pratique des Accouchemens. Paris: Germer Ballière, 1837-1841. First edition. Two octavo text volumes, plus folio plate volume. Plate volume approximately 16.75 x 12 inches. xiv, 564; [vi], 500 pages. Plate volume: [64, text], sixty lithographed plates. Complete. Text volumes bound in contemporary quarter dark green crushed morocco over marbled boards, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves. Joints of front boards of both volumes cracked, some light wear to bindings, text foxed. Plate volume bound to matching style by Laurenchet in modern quarter dark green calf over (contemporary?) marbled boards, spine tooled and lettered to match in gilt, modern marbled endleaves. Boards restored, hinges starting, some foxing, thumbsoiling to text and plates. Overall, a near fine set.
    "The art of obstetrics was advanced considerably in nineteenth-century France, and Moreau, a member of the Medical Faculty of Paris, was one of its most active clinicians and writers. This exhaustive text treats the problems of pregnancy, normal and abnormal delivery, and anatomical anomalies of the newborn." (Heirs of Hippocrates, 1454.)
    From the Collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman.

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