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Author: Mercuriale, Giralomo
Title: De decoratione liber... additi nunc primum duo tractatus; alter De varicibus alter, De reficiendo naso: nunquam antea editi.
Place Published: Frankfurt
Publisher:Johann Wechel
Date Published: 1587
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[viii], 199 pp. (8vo) 15.5x9 cm (6x3½") later half vellum and boards. Second Edition.



The second edition of Mercuriale's work but the first edition to include Tagliacozzi's important letter to Mercuriale, which marks the first published description of his achievements in rhinoplasty. He describes several successful cases and announces the imminent publication of a complete treatise on the subject. Eleven years passed before his 'De curtorum chirurgia' would be published. G-M 5733.52; Wellcome I, 4243.

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Binding well worn, spine perished, front board nibbled, just touching the top edge of a few leaves at the front, bookplate, early note on front blank; a bit browned within; internally very good, would rebind nicely.

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First published description of rhinoplasty 1587

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