THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROISE PARE. The Workes of that famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey. Translated out of Latin by Thomas Johnson from the First English Edition, London, 1634
Pound Ridge, NY: Milford House, 1968.
Deluxe limited edition. [xvi], 1173, ,  pp. Original cloth lettered in black, housed in publisher's black slipcase. Near Fine with former owner's bookplate and date on paste down and front free endpaper, house in Near Fine slipcase with worn tips. A profusely-illustrated facsimile reprint of the works of a famous 16th century French barber surgeon. The fascinating drawings span the fields of human and animal anatomy and zoology. In the included book On Monsters and Marvels Pare sought to explain human birth defects such as Siamese twins by looking at animal anatomy, describing a number of mythical and fanciful creatures like the Patagonian cryptid the succarath and the dreaded antlered Baltic Sea beast the Sarmatian Sea Snail. Item #140939788