3 parts in 2 vols., in 4to., contemporary full leather binding with gilt ornamentation and labeling to spine, raised bands, red-painted page edges, green ribbon markers, pp. viii, 599, plus frontis., title-page printed in red and black, 18 folding plates; -1187,  (index), plus 21 folding plates. Spines a bit dry, with small chips at extremities, joints tender, boards scuffed, with some gouges, minimal worming through pages (mainly at end of vol. 2), with no loss of text, stains/foxing to title page of vol. 2. Pages bright and tight, a very good copy. The most well-known book by the German physician and anatomist Lorenz Heister (1683-1758), a highly influential textbook for surgeons, used in Vienna as late as 1838. Text in Latin.
HEISTER, Lorenz, Institutiones Chirurgicae, in quibus quidquid ad rem chirugicam pertinet, optima et novissima ratione pertractatur, atque in tabulis multis aenis praestantissima ac maxime necessaria instrumenta itemque artificia, sive encheirises praecipuae & vincturae chirugicae repraesentantur. Opus quadraginta fere annorum, nunc demum, post aliquot editiones germanica lingua evulgatas, in exterorum gratiam latine altera vice longe auctius atque emendatius publicatum. [2 vols.], Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1750
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