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    The Rare Atlas Volume to
    Mohrenheim's Work on Obstetrics

    [Obstetrics]. [Joseph Freyhern von Mohrenheim]. [Abhandlung uber die Entbindungskunst: verfastauf hochstem Befehl Ihro Majestaat der Kayserinn aller Reussen zum Russen Ihres Reichs]. [St. Petersburg: Gedruckt bey der kayserlichen Akadamie der Wissenschafte, 1791]. The important atlas volume to Mohrenheim's work on Obstetrics. First edition. Large folio. Approximately 20.5 x 16.5 inches. [48] pages. With forty six copper engraved plates. Original plain paper boards. Paper label on spine with contemporary ink notations. Binding somewhat worn, gutter facing half-title cracked, rear hinge cracked, some moderate foxing and thumbsoiling throughout. Still, a near fine copy of this rare plate volume. From the Collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman.

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    "An Austrian, Mohrenheim became body-surgeon and accoucheur to Empress Catherine II of Russia, by whose order this now rare work was published. The book opens with a brief literary history of obstetrics, followed by an extensive text. The remarkable life-size engravings, many of them after Smellie, represent female genitalia, embryos, deliveries, and instruments." (Heirs of Hippocrates).

    Heirs of Hippocrates 1161. Garrison Morton 6161.



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