Aristotle’s Compleat and Experienc’d Midwife. In Two Parts . . . Made English by W—— S——, M. D. The Tenth Edition. Sexuality, Medicine, William Salmon.
Aristotle’s Compleat and Experienc’d Midwife. In Two Parts . . . Made English by W—— S——, M. D. The Tenth Edition.

Aristotle’s Compleat and Experienc’d Midwife. In Two Parts . . . Made English by W—— S——, M. D. The Tenth Edition.

London: Printed and Sold by the Booksellers, [ca. 1750]. Stated tenth edition. 12mo, recent plain drab boards, [4], [iv], 156, [4]. Frontis, one folding plate. Upper edge of the folding frontispiece reinforced with a later strip of paper; some general light wear and soiling; a very good copy. Item #19240

As the ESTC catalog entry has it, “Not in fact by Aristotle; the attribution is spurious.” This title page one of at least three variants of the so-called tenth edition, with “Women” as the final line in the paragraph beginning “A Work far more perfect. . . .” One of the so-called Aristotle titles, generally attributed to the English physician William Salmon. With the striking woodcut folding plate diagram of a fully-developed fetus in the womb. Later physician’s bookplate on the front paste-down.

Price: $750.00

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