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Lot 224: SCULTETUS, Johannes (1595-1645). Cheiropotheke (in Greek) seu Armamentarium Chirurgicum, XLIII tabulis aeri elegantissime incisis … opus posthumum, medicina pariter ac chirugia studiosis perutile & necessarium … Venice, Typis Combi & La Nou, 1665. 8vo (176 x 116 mm). Additional engraved pictorial title-page and 44 fine engraved plates of surgical instruments and procedures (very light spotting). Contemporary vellum (lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION- printed in Italy, the most important surgical textbook of the 17th century. Its enduring fame rests on the engraved plates which illustrate all the surgical instruments in use at the time, including a number invented by Scultetus.

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by Chiswick Auctions

November 30, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • SCULTETUS, Johannes (1595-1645). Cheiropotheke (in Greek) seu Armamentarium Chirurgicum, XLIII tabulis aeri elegantissime incisis … opus posthumum, medicina pariter ac chirugia studiosis perutile & necessarium … Venice, Typis Combi & La Nou, 1665. 8vo (176 x 116 mm). Additional engraved pictorial title-page and 44 fine engraved plates of surgical instruments and procedures (very light spotting). Contemporary vellum (lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION- printed in Italy, the most important surgical textbook of the 17th century. Its enduring fame rests on the engraved plates which illustrate all the surgical instruments in use at the time, including a number invented by Scultetus.
  • SCULTETUS, Johannes (1595-1645). Cheiropotheke (in Greek) seu Armamentarium Chirurgicum, XLIII tabulis aeri elegantissime incisis … opus posthumum, medicina pariter ac chirugia studiosis perutile & necessarium … Venice, Typis Combi & La Nou, 1665. 8vo (176 x 116 mm). Additional engraved pictorial title-page and 44 fine engraved plates of surgical instruments and procedures (very light spotting). Contemporary vellum (lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION- printed in Italy, the most important surgical textbook of the 17th century. Its enduring fame rests on the engraved plates which illustrate all the surgical instruments in use at the time, including a number invented by Scultetus.
  • SCULTETUS, Johannes (1595-1645). Cheiropotheke (in Greek) seu Armamentarium Chirurgicum, XLIII tabulis aeri elegantissime incisis … opus posthumum, medicina pariter ac chirugia studiosis perutile & necessarium … Venice, Typis Combi & La Nou, 1665. 8vo (176 x 116 mm). Additional engraved pictorial title-page and 44 fine engraved plates of surgical instruments and procedures (very light spotting). Contemporary vellum (lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION- printed in Italy, the most important surgical textbook of the 17th century. Its enduring fame rests on the engraved plates which illustrate all the surgical instruments in use at the time, including a number invented by Scultetus.
  • SCULTETUS, Johannes (1595-1645). Cheiropotheke (in Greek) seu Armamentarium Chirurgicum, XLIII tabulis aeri elegantissime incisis … opus posthumum, medicina pariter ac chirugia studiosis perutile & necessarium … Venice, Typis Combi & La Nou, 1665. 8vo (176 x 116 mm). Additional engraved pictorial title-page and 44 fine engraved plates of surgical instruments and procedures (very light spotting). Contemporary vellum (lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION- printed in Italy, the most important surgical textbook of the 17th century. Its enduring fame rests on the engraved plates which illustrate all the surgical instruments in use at the time, including a number invented by Scultetus.
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Description: SCULTETUS, Johannes (1595-1645). Cheiropotheke (in Greek) seu Armamentarium Chirurgicum, XLIII tabulis aeri elegantissime incisis … opus posthumum, medicina pariter ac chirugia studiosis perutile & necessarium … Venice, Typis Combi & La Nou, 1665. 8vo (176 x 116 mm). Additional engraved pictorial title-page and 44 fine engraved plates of surgical instruments and procedures (very light spotting). Contemporary vellum (lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION- printed in Italy, the most important surgical textbook of the 17th century. Its enduring fame rests on the engraved plates which illustrate all the surgical instruments in use at the time, including a number invented by Scultetus.

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