2 BAUDELOCQUE, J/L, Gynaecology / Virtual Book Fair 106


Description: BAUDELOCQUE, Jean Louis.
De verloskunde, naar den nieuwen, voortreffelijk verbeterden, en aanmerkelijk uitgebreiden druk, uit het Fransch vertaald, en met eenige aantekeningen vermeerderd, door A. Soek.

Dordrecht, De Leeuw en Krap, 1790 - 1791. 4 parts in 5 vols. 8vo. Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt in compartments with red and green title labels lettered in gold. With full-page engraved portrait of Baudelocque by P. de la Mare after the portrait by Le Camus with a Dutch laudatory poem of 6 lines by P. Verleus and 17 engraved folding plates by P. de la Mare(3), L. Brasser (7) and R. Muys (1). LXXXIV, 402,(1); XII, 297; XXII, 336; XIV, 400; XIV, 368.

First Dutch translation of a standard work on midwifery by Jean Louis Baudelocque (1746-1810). Baudelocque was one of the famous names in the history of French midwifery. As a son of a doctor, he was introduced to the profession at an early age. In 1776 he was made a member of the Collège de Chirurgie and was appointed 'premier accoucheur de l'imperatrice Marie Louise'. The original work was published in Paris in 1775 under the title L'art des accouchements (2 vols. 8vo). In the same year another work by Baudelocque was printed: Principes des accouchement.
Arnoldus Soek was also a obstetrician, practicing in Voorhout who published his own observations in 1792 under the title Verloskundige waarnemingen van zware en opmerkingswaardige gevallen.

Fine set.
Bibl. Med. Neerl. I, 338; Hirsch I, 329-330; Nat. Lib. of Med 18th century, 34
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