Traité pratique du pied-bot.

Duval (Vincent)

Traité pratique du pied-bot.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with 9 wood-engraved and 1 lithographed plates, woodcut illustrations in the text, a few leaves browned, pp. xiv, 336, 8vo, contemporary dark green roan backed boards, spine gilt, a trifle rubbed, very good

Publication Details: J.-B. Baillière, 1839

Notes: This scarce work is the first of Duval's on orthopaedics, and is an important contribution to the literature on club foot. WorldCat records only 4 copies in America, and not many elsewhere - not in Wellcome. Quite apart from its importance in the history of medicine, the work has a significant niche in literary history. It was the text Flaubert studied (a copy in his father's library) for the crucial Chapter XI in Madame Bovary, in which Charles Bovary orders a copy of the book from Rouen. The novel contains this memorable passage: 'Ni Ambroise Paré, appliquant pour la première fois depuis C...more

Bibliography: (Heirs of Hippocrates 1560)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1839

Stock Number: 59750

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