05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Midwifery, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Three Volumes.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Midwifery, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Three Volumes.
Francis Mauriceau's (1637-1709) The Diseases of Women with Child, and in Child-bed, London: Darby, 1683, translated by Hugh Chamberlen Jr.; octavo, illustrated with six folding plates, second edition of a rare title, ESTC shows two U.S. copies only of both the first and second editions, most of the plates in rough condition, fragmentary, worn and torn, but parts present, manuscript notes in a contemporary hand, contemporary ownership inscription of a Sam Bad (or Bud) on verso of title, bound in contemporary calf, worn but intact, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
[with] Johannes Freind's (1666-1738) Praelectiones Chymicae, Leiden: Langerak, 1734, engraved frontispiece, title printed in red and black, bound with Freind's Emmenologia Leiden: Langerak, 1734, 12mo, in later half leather, boards becoming detached, 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
[and] Alexander Hamilton's (1739-1802) Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery, Northampton, Massachusetts: by Butler, for Thomas & Andrews, 1797, octavo, third American edition, full contemporary sheepskin, with label, worming to spine, contents deeply toned, leather peeling, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

Mauriceau: a-c8, d4, A-Z8, Aa-Ee8.

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Francis Mauriceau, Johannes Freind, Hugh Chamberlen Jr., London, United States, Alexander Hamilton, Butler, Massachusetts, Northampton