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Title: Manuale operatien. I. Deel. zijnde een nieuw ligt voor Vroed-Meesters en Vroed-Vrouwen, Haar getrouwelijk ontdekkende al wat nodig is te doen, om Barende Vrouwen te helpen verlossen: Versien met vele kopere platen, vertonende de veelderleye verplaatsingen des lijf-moeders, en de verkeerde legginge der kinderen. Waar by ook werd aangewesen: hoe men, ..., alle qualijk gekeerdekinderen kan regt keren, ... alleen met de handen, sonder doodts gevaar voor de Vrouwen of voor de Kinderen ...
Description: 's Graven-Hage, Gedrukt met privilegie by en voor den Auteur, 1701. [This publication is in all probability the first product of Van Deventer's own printing shop at "Zion's Lust" Voorburg]. 4to. W. engr. front. w. central oval portrait of van Deventer, surrounded by 'multiple representations of birthing problems caused by pelvic deformities' [Norman 631, p. 229] and 38 (on 35) engr. pls. (of which 7 folding and 28 single page pls.). ( One of them signed 'Philibertus Bouttats' a number of the rest 'Phi: Bouttats'. Contemp. full clf., spine ends very skillfully restored in near matching colour. (XXIV, 363, VIII (Appendix and errata;. 2 extra lvs. loosely inserted at the end containing "Naberigt aan den Leser.", see note). Rare first Dutch edition. Hirsch II, pp. 251/3: 'Van Deventer ist unstreitig der hervorragendste und wissenschaftlich gebildetste Geburtshelfer seiner Zeit, denn seine Forschungen ... bilden heute noch ... die Basis, auf der die moderne Geburtshilfe ruht.': DMB, pp. 434/5: 'This book is usually called "Nieuw Ligt" (Novum Lumen) ...': G&M, 6253: 'He has been rightly called "the father of modern midwifery", for this book with its interesting plates, gives the first accurate description of the pelvis and its deformities, and the effect of the latter in complicating labor. At the same time it is a pioneer work in the delineation of deformation of the spine. There was nothing quite like it until 'Das enge Becken' of MichaŽlis was published 150 years later.' [See G&M 6259]: BMN I, pp. 336/7" Fasbender pp. 199 - 210 Comp. Wellcome II, p. 460 (lat. ed. only): Waller, item 2419: Comp. Blake, p. 119 (2nd Dutch ed. 1734 only): Norman Coll. I, item 631 [and 632 for the second, smaller [72 pp.] and less interesting, volume, publ. 1719; This 'Nader Vertoog van de sware baringen, ...' was not intended as a 2nd volume, see Lamers, p. 201, but as a small pamphlet in its own right]: The engraved portrait surrounded by birthing problems apparently drawn and engr. by Van Deventer himself, underneath a 3 line biblical verse. 'Deventer gave the first accurate description of the pelvis and its deformities in his influential 'New light for midwifes', which appeared the same year in Dutch and Latin. ... Deventer attempted a classification of pelvic deformities, and his illustrations represented the pelvis more accurately than any previous work. Deventer was on of the first to discredit the idea that pubic separation was a normal occurrence on labor, but subscribed to the erroneous belief that the coccyx and sacrum swings backwards during labor to make room for the child's head.': Cutter & Viets, A short hist. of midwives, p. 180: Lamers, H. van Deventer (1942, Assen 1946), pp. 195 - 208: Hagelin, Cat. of books in the Swed. Soc. of Medicine, "The womans Booke", comp. pp. 86 - 89: 'THE ORIGINAL EDITION IS AN EXTREMELY RARE BOOK NOT FOUND IN ANY OF THE GREAT MEDICAL COLLECTIONS OR LIBRARIES. It was published in the Hague at the author's expense and is in Dutch as van Deventer knew very little Latin. ... The rather naive self portrait was erased in the copperplate and replaced with the engraved title in the Latin edition.': A number of the engraved plates signed by Phi(lippe) Bouttats. Figures 13 and 14 depicting Hendrik van Deventer's birth stool with adjustable seat, hand grips and a warming pot. Very rare and apparently not often present are the 2 lvs. loosely inserted at the end following the errata, signed (:) and (:)2, called "Naberigt aan den Leser", containing 22 (mostly) orthopaedic deformities to the human body which van Deventer professed to be able to put right with the help of instruments (often) of his own invention. According to Lamers, see page 197, these 2 lvs. form a kind of prospectus of Van Deventer's orthopaedic institute. In this prospectus Van Deventer informs us that he requires no fee unless he sees improvement in the patient's affliction or a full recovery. A very good copy.

Keywords: anatomy surgery gynaecology obstetrics illustrated

Price: EUR 6200.00 = appr. US$ 6738.45 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 5910