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Certaine workes of chirurgerie / newly compiled and published by Thomas Gale.

Gale, Thomas, 1507-1587.

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London : Prynted by Rouland Hall [for T. Gale; col. H. Denham], 1563.

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5 parts : woodcuts, illustrations (including portrait), plates, 5 folded tables ; 5.8-6.2in (8vo)


Colophon: Imprinted and finished, by Henry Denham, dwelling in VVhitecrosse street, for Thomas Gale ... 1564
Work in five parts: 1) Certaine vvorkes of Chirurgerie, nevvly compiled and published by Thomas Gale, Maister in Chirurgerie, 2) An Institution of a Chirurgian, conteynynge the sure Groundes and Principles of Chirurgerie most necessarie and mete for all those that will attaine the arte perfectly: for whose cause it is compiled by Thomas Gale, maister in Chirurgerie. Theorica pars., 3) An Enchiridion of Chirurgerie, conteyning the exacte and perfect cure of woundes, fractures, and dislocations, newly compiled and published by Thomas Gale, Maister in Chirurgerie, 4) An excellent Treatise of vvounds made vvith Gonneshot, in which is confuted bothe the grose errour of Ierome Brunswicke, Iohn Uigo, Alfonse Fertius, and others: in that they make the wounde venomous, whiche commeth through the common pouder and shotte: And also there is set out a perfect and trew method of curyng these woundes. Newly compiled and published by Thomas Gale Maister in Chirurgerie, 5) An Antidotarie conteyning hidde and secrete Medicines simple and compounde: as also all suche as are required in Chirurgerie: faythfullye gathered and published by Thomas Gale Maister in Chirurgerie.
Copy 1 Note: Collation / signatures: A ¥4 C-K8 (+ foldout tables between G8 and H1, H2 and H3, and H8 and I1) A-H8 Aa-Cc8 Aaa-Lll8 Mmm4 *8. In four parts, with index at the back. Annotations throughout in a contemporary hand, cropped at the edges (mainly parts 3 and 4), including names on the flyleaf: G. Lake, "Fife Jamieson The Manse Old Aberdeen. From Dr Patrick Jamieson of Peterhead Sep.30 1880", John Holmes in 16th/17th century hand (part 3, K8). Binding: yellow plastic cover. Dimensions: 5.8in. Shelfmark 2504/B/1.
Copy 2 Note: Collation / signatures: π1 A8 (A1=title page wanting) *8 ¥4 C-I8 (C4 defective, half cut off + foldout table H2 and H3 and between H5 and H6) K6 (wanting K7-8, blank?) A-G8 H7 (wanting H8, blank) Aa-Cc8 Aaa-Fff8 Ggg6 (wanting Ggg7-8, Hhh-Lll8 Mmm4, present in Copy 1). Annotations, scribblings and pen trials throughout in contemporary hands, cropped at the edges, including multiple names: William Maybrooke Jan 1887 (flyleaf), Tobias Keech (?) (Part 2, C1, Part 3, E8), Thomas, William Jhonson (Part 2, K5), Robert (Part 3, B8, E7). Dimensions: 6.2in. Binding: Over boards, half-bound with modern black and reddish-brown leather, with covers in older dark brown leather with tooled decoration, pasted upside down. Marbled end leaves. Shelfmark 2504/A/2.
Copy 3 Note: Includes only Part 3 (An Enchiridion etc.). Collation / signatures: A-G8 H7 (lacking H8, blank). Titlepage annotated: RC 1593, Richard Caxton (?) 1572. Binding modern three-quarter brown leather with marbled-paper sides. Dimensions: 6.1in. Shelfmark 2504/A/3.

Publications note

STC 11529
ESTC S102805
Luborsky & Ingram. Engl. illustrated books, 1536-1603, 11529
STC (2nd ed.), 11529


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