Raphaël Bienvenu Sabatier - Traité complet d'anatomie, ou description de toutes les parties du corps humain - 1781
Rare old edition of this important anatomy treatise given by Napoleon's consultant surgeon Raphaël Bienvenu Sabatier, which he first published in 1774, adorned with three amusing engraved vignettes (bands) representing putti practicing this art . An increased edition will appear in 1798 with the addition of 9 plates.
In three period bound volumes, marbled calfskin, spine decorated with compartmentalized golden fleurons, title and volume number parts. Light friction, small work of worms on the upper dish. of volume 1 and handwriting on the first cover of volume 2 (see photos). Interiors in very good condition of freshness. Old handwritten bookplate mark on the first guards, of a surgical student.
Sabatier was the son of a surgeon, he distinguished himself very young in this art and at the age of 25 became holder of the chair of anatomy at the Saint-Côme school. In 1773 he was appointed chief surgeon of Les Invalides and was admitted to the Academy of Sciences. These courses and his publications brought him real fame. During the Revolution he was with Coste and Parmentier one of the three inspectors general of the armies; in 1804 he was appointed consultant surgeon to Napoleon. He died at the age of 78 in 1811.
Raphaël Bienvenu Sabatier
Complete treatise on anatomy, or description of all parts of the human body. New edition, exactly revised, & carefully corrected [3 volumes]
Paris, Chez Théophile Barrois, 1781
in-8, 20 x 13 cm; xxiv-470 + viii-488 + x-477 pp. (full)
- Number of Books
- Medicine, Surgery
- Author/ Illustrator
- Raphaël Bienvenu Sabatier
- Book Title
- Traité complet d'anatomie, ou description de toutes les parties du corps humain
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Number of pages
- 20×13 cm