Pseudo-Aristotle Family Medical Reproduction Midwives 1826 strange pics bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher: Containing His Complete Masterpiece. Displaying the Secrets of Nature in the Generation of Man: To Which is Added the Family Physician, Being Appropriate Remedies for the Various Distempers Incident to the Human Body. Also His Experienced Midwife, Absolutely Necessary for the Surgeons, Midwives, Nurses, Childbearing Women; and His Last Legacy, Unfolding the Secrets of Nature in the Generation of Man.
Published 1826, London for Miller, Law, and Carter.
250  pages. Text in English. With eight early lithographed plates depicting mostly human curiosities, which include a set of conjoined twins, a big foot type woman, a centaur-like person, a multiple armed figure, etc.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. While the title is not rare, examples of this edition with these curious lithographs is quite uncommon.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, boards slightly bowed, tiny white speckling to front cover, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6" H x 3 3/4" W.