16th-century leaf with a large illustration showing Hippocrates from Ambroise Paré’s Aphorismes

Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. This leaf (M.CLXXXVII-M.CLXXXVIII) measures approximately 8.25” x 12.5” and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d’Ambroise . . . Aphorismes. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. Very good. Item #008797

Paré, the French royal surgeon for many years, was the preeminent surgeon of his time and is considered one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology as well as a pioneer of surgical techniques, battlefield medicine, and prosthetic design. He additionally had a scholarly interest in natural history, especially reports of “miraculous” or “monstrous” creatures and malformed births.

Price: $125.00