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Traité pratique des accouchemens.
2 volumes in-8º of text and one volume in-folio of atlas (43,3 x 32 cm); modern brown half-binding. Text: xi, 564 pp; , 500 pp. - Atlas: half title, title, 60 plates with explanatory text. Overall, some foxing.
Provenance: from the library of Doctor Auvard, with violet wet stamp
First edition of one of the most beautiful atlases of obstetrics.
The work includes two volumes of text accompanied by an atlas containing 60 plates, some folded, executed from life by Emile Beau on the anatomical preparations of M. Jacquemier and lithographed in black by Fourquemin. Each plate is accompanied by an explanatory text.
François-Joseph Moreau (1789-1862) was a physician of the French Royal Children and a prominent member of the National Academy of Medicine. His career was mainly in gynecology. Close to the Orleans family, he was the doctor who delivered the future queen of France, Marie-Amélie de Bourbon-Siciles (1782-1866).