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Author Name    Delpech, Jacques Mathieu

Title   De l'Orthomorphie, par Rapport a l'Espèce Humaine [Atlas volume]

Binding   Half-Leather

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Type   Limited Edition

Edition   First Edition Thus

Size   Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Publisher   Stuttgart, Germany Editions Medicina Rara

Seller ID   007559

Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Delpech's main work encompasses two octavo volumes as well as an atlas volume. This is a facsimile edition in deluxe format of the atlas volume. 300 copies of the deluxe edition have been hand-bound in half leather, with a marbleized paper specially produced for this edition, at the bindery of Richard Mayer, Stuttgart, Germany. This is copy no. CCLIII. Printed at the presses of the Druckerei Holzer, Germany. Red niger [?] leather spine and corners, the hubbed spine with gilt-stamped lettering and hub ornament. Paper-covered hardboards in a gorgeous pattern of small brown splotches on a golden wheat-colored field. Small folio, 12.5 x 9 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With 114 numbered pages of text, interspersed with. LXXVII B&W plates, almost all full-page and some multi-page pull-out. Printed on creamy matte stock. The plates for this edition were made from a copy of the first 1828 edition belonging to the Bavarian State Library. A tiny dot-like impression in the fore-edge margin of the last three pages, trivial. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. No dust jacket, as issued. Housed in a medium-duty slipcase covered in ochre cloth and with the interior lined in a felt-like paper. Very light shelf wear to the slipcase. Note that the Introduction booklet accompanies this edition. The booklet is in pamphlet format and has 20 numbered pages. The pamphlet in near fine condition. Slipped in is an Advance Notice broadside for a Medicina Rara publication, The Dissected Doctor (Caricatures). A Fine copy in a Very Good Plus slipcase. Jacques Mathieu Delpech [1777-1832] was a French doctor and surgeon and professor of medicine. "The crowning point of his life's work undoubtedly is the orthopedic institution which he was able to have built in Montpellier..... Explanation for the individual plates are very detailed in the Atlas and contain all essentials of his diagnostic and therapeutic findings."

Price = 300.00 USD


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