I. Sever. Pinaei De integritatis & corruptionis virginum notis : graviditate item & partu naturali mulierum, opuscula. II. Ludov. Bonacioli Enneas muliebris. III. Fel. Plateri De origine partium, earumque in utero conformatione. IV. Petri Gassendi De septo cordis pervio, observatio. V. Melchioris Sebizii De notis virginitatis.

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De integritatis & corruptionis virginum notis


Amstelodami : J. Ravestein, 1663.

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394 pages, 38 unnumbered pages, 5 unnumbered leaves of folded plates : illustrations (engravings, woodcuts) ; 15 cm (12mo)


Collation includes added engraved t.p. and final blank leaf. Plates comprise 2 folded tables and 3 folded woodcuts.
Copy 2 Supplier/Donor: A. Geddes. Note: 3 folded woodcuts wanting. Binding: Human skin bound by Lortic, with gilt panelled spine and gilt borders, cover ornaments and fillets. On tipped-in leaf: authenticating description signed by Dr. L[udovic] Bouland [MD Strasbourg, 1865]: "Ce curieux petit livre sur la viginité ... me paraissant mériter une reliure congruente au suject est revetu d'un morceau de peau de femme tannée par moi-meme avec du sumac." Mentioned by Paul Combes in the journal 'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux' in 1910, with note that Bouland had acquired the piece of skin while a medical student, from the body of a woman who had died in the hospital in Metz. Subsequently owned by Alistair Livingston Gunn (1903-70); lot 165 in the sale of his collection at Bonham's, 11 Oct. 1979. Bought there by Annabel Geddes, founder of the London Dungeon. No marks of ownership in either case.


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