Mathieu-Joseph-Bonaventure Orfila - ‎Leçons de Médecine légale - 1823

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Mathieu-Joseph-Bonaventure Orfila - ‎Leçons de Médecine légale - 1823
Illustrated, Medicine, Toxicology, Poisons, Mycology, Mushrooms, Venom - Quantity: 2 - Book

Original edition of these important lessons written by the greatest toxicologist of his time.

Mathieu Orfila (1787-1853) was the creator of forensic toxicology.

Volume I, divided into 2 parts, has 45 lessons. Volume II contains 34 lessons and 22 fine plates, 7 of which are in colour (fungi and insects).

Mathieu Orfila, Spanish physician and chemist, naturalised French in 1818. [...] “In 1821, he published his Leçons de médecine légale which became the source of his famous Traité de Médecine Légale, which was published and translated several times during the 1830s and 1840s.”

Nice copy in period binding, marbled half-sheepskin, smooth spine decorated with compartmentalised golden tooling, interspersed with of title and volume number labels. Mottled edges.

Solid volumes, defects from use: first bit of volume 1 partly split over half the length (solid plate). The crowns have light friction from use. Interior quite fresh except a discreet wetting in the lower margin of the boards, without affecting the illustration. A decent copy.

Orfila, Mathieu-Joseph-Bonaventure

‎Leçons de Médecine légale (2 volumes)

Paris, Chez Béchet Jeune, 1823.

xiv-737 + xviii-503pp & 22 pl

Octavo 21 x 13 cm

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Illustrated, Medicine, Toxicology, Poisons, Mycology, Mushrooms, Venom
Author/ Illustrator
Mathieu-Joseph-Bonaventure Orfila
Book Title
‎Leçons de Médecine légale
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1823
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
737
Dimensions
21×13 cm
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