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[Sōmatographia anthrōpinē (romanized form)] Or a description of the body of man. With the practise of chirurgery, and the use of three and fifty instruments [by Ambroise Paré]. By artificiall figures representing the members, and fit termes expressing the same. Set forth either to pleasure or to profit those who are addicted to this study / [Alexander Read].

Read, Alexander, 1586?-1641.
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[London] : Printed by Tho. Cotes : And are to be sold by Michael Sparke at the blew Bible in Greene Arbor, 1634.

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4 unnumbered pages, 15, 17-154 leaves, 6 unnumbered pages, 117 pages, 1 unnumbered page : woodcuts (1on title page), illustrations ; (8vo)


Second part has sep. t.-p.: "An explanation of the fashion and use of three and fifty instruments of chirurgery. Gathered out of Ambrosius Pareus ... and done into English ... by H.C. [i.e. Helkiah Crooke]" According to Doe (p. 219), "Crooke has abstracted, rather than translated, and has interspersed many comments of his own on surgery and on Paré"
Originally published in 1616 as an epitome or accompanying vol. to Helkiah Crooke's Mikrokosmographia (London, 1615)

Publications note

Doe 75
Pollard & Redgrave 20783
Russell, K., British anatomy 1525-1800 682
STC 20783
ESTC S115689
STC (2nd ed.), 20783


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