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QUESNAY, François. Précis sur la suppuration putride ... Paris, Veuve D’Houry, 1776.
Two works in one vol., 12mo, pp. [xii], 432; iv, 88, ; a little occasional spotting, paper repair to fore edge of leaf I6 (not touching text); a very good copy in contemporary mottled calf, spine in compartments with gilt decoration and red morocco lettering-piece, edges sprinkled blue, marbled endpapers.
Third edition of the Traité bound with the first edition of the posthumously-published Précis. The Traité first appeared in 1749 when Quesnay became doctor to Madame de Pompadour. Dedicated to the Comte de Noailles, the work investigates purulent suppuration, which Quesnay viewed as a positive occurrence as it leads to tissue regeneration. He sent a copy to the Académie de Chirurgie and the work was reviewed in the Académie’s Mémoires, to no little critical acclaim.
Blake p. 368; INED Quesnay p. 314, 315.
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