17th Century Book “The Workes of that famous Chirurgion [Surgeon] Ambrose Parey” by Thomas Johnson, 1649

Rare 17th Century Book “The Workes of that famous Chirurgion [Surgeon] Ambrose Parey” by Thomas Johnson, 1649

17th Century First Edition of “The Workes of that famous Chirurgion [Surgeon] Ambrose Parey” by Thomas Johnson | Published in London “by Richard Cotes, and William Du-gard, and are to be sold by John Clarke, entering into Mercers Chappell 1649” | Hundreds of illustrations | Printed on watermarked laid paper | Fully Rebound in beautiful fine tooled leather

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  • Rare 17th Century Book entitled “The Workes of that famous Chirurgion [Surgeon] Ambrose Parey” by Thomas Johnson, 1649 | Published in London “by Richard Cotes, and William Du-gard, and are to be sold by John Clarke, entering into Mercers Chappell 1649″ | Engraved title page by J. Cecill | Hundreds of illustrations | Printed on watermarked laid paper | Fully Rebound in beautiful fine tooled leather | Measures: 13.5″ H x 9″ W x 3” D.

    Book Details: This antique volume has been rebound in full tooled leather | The ornately tooled spine has dark brown title (Works of Ambrose Parey)  and publishing panel (London 1649), each with gilt lettering, with five highly raised bands | Printed on fine watermarked laid paper | Has been professionally repaired, restored and conserved | Has a paste on label at lower right corner of inside back cover that reads “The Sign of the Three Candles Limited Booksellers & Binders Fleet Street, Dublin” – Presumably the company that rebound the book.

    About Author Ambroise Paré: Ambroise Paré (c. 1510 – 20 December 1590) was a French barber surgeon who served in that role for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. He is considered one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology and a pioneer in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine, especially in the treatment of wounds. He was also an anatomist and invented several surgical instruments. He was also part of the Parisian Barber Surgeon guild.

    In his personal notes about the care he delivered to Captain Rat, in the Piémont campaign (1537–1538), Paré wrote: Je le pansai, Dieu le guérit (“I bandaged him and God healed him”). This epitomizes a philosophy that he used throughout his career. These words, inscribed on his statue in Laval, are reminiscent of the Latin adage “medicus curat, natura sanat”.

    About the Translator (from French): Thomas Johnson (died 1644) was an English botanist, and a royalist colonel in the English Civil War. He has been called the “father of British field botany”

    Title: The Workes of that famous Chirurgion [Surgeon] Ambrose Parey
    Description: Medicine / Surgery
    Author: Ambrose Parey (1510 – 1590); Translated from French by Thomas Johnson
    Publisher: Published in London by Richard Cotes, and William Du-gard, and are to be sold by John Clarke, entering into Mercers Chappell 1649.
    City: London
    Year: 1649
    Binding: Rebound Full Leather Hardcover

  • Date

    17th Century

    Kind

    Books, Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Documents & Manuscripts

    Origin

    France, United Kingdom

    Other

    Gilt Lettering, Leather Bound, Rebouned

    Subject

    Medicine, Surgery

    Support

    Laid Paper

    Title

    The Workes of that famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey

    Artist / Maker

    Ambroise Paré (1510 – 1590), Thomas Johnson