Manuale operatien, zijnde een nieuw ligt voor vroedmeesters en vroed-vrouwen..., [Hendrik van Deventer]. Met vele kopere platen... Tweede druk,... .
Quarto:  465  with 40 figures in 33 plates, some folding. The volume includes the often-missing folding portrait.
Second edition, with new additions and remarks by the author.
Later half calf and boards. Some wear on spine, a few pages showing old damp stains in margins, one folding plate worn along crease, front inner joint weak.... but generally a very pleasing copy. The front blanks have pencil annotations.
Deventer's professional practice is remarkably advanced for its time, ensuring the preservation of both mother and child, and the sparing use of instruments such as forceps. He teaches midwives the techniques to position the child in the best possible way before the birth takes place. Of the different translations (one in England), the one made in French by Bruhier d'Ablaincourt is considered the best because it is the most scientifically complete: the translator, who is also a doctor, adds 'reflections on the most interesting points' to the text. .
"This work gives the first accurate description of the female pelvis and its deformities, and the effect of the latter in complicating labor. Van Deventer was the greatest obstetrician of this time, the father of modern midwifery" (Garrison-Morton, 6253, for the Latin edition of 1701);
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Hendrik van Deventer
- Book Title
- Manuale operatien, zynde een nieuw ligt voor vroed-meesters en vroed-vrouwen
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Leiden, Jan en Hermanus Verbeek
- Binding/ Material
- tipped in plates
- Number of pages
- 20×16 cm