Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1694.
First edition. 4to. Contemporary full calf. (8), 572, (12); 31pp.
Boards worn, joints cracked, tail of spine chipped. Some foxing. Contemporary hand on title page. Lacking portrait. With the “Avertissement” against Philippe Peu's “La Pratique des Accouchemens.” Contains the colophon of Jean Anisson. Bound with “Observations Particulieres.”
Francois Mauriceau (1637-1709) was a leading authority in obstetrics. He was the first to describe tubal pregnancy and an operating instrument used to turn the foetus during delivery is still named for him.