Midwifery Illustrated

1833, with 60 plates (of 80), including two fold-out engravings


J P Maygrier, translated from the French by A Sidney Doane


Moore & Payne, New York, 1833
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback (rebound), plain tan binder's cloth with title label to spine. 26.5 × 17cm, xxii + 179pp. Illustrated with 60 of 80 plates. There is a plate index which a previous owner has ticked or crossed as to whether the plate is present, this collation shows that 60 plates are present, plus one duplication and an extra plate at No 83. Two of the plates are folding, one of which is coloured.

Maygrier's book was considered one of the great midwifery atlases of the time, with highly detailed engraved plates showing the female organs, pregnancy, childbirth and the tools needed for midwifery. The author was a Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children in Paris, this book was originally published in France during 1822–1827 under the title Nouvelles demonstrations d'accouchemens.


This copy has been rebound with new pastedowns and endpapers. The new cloth binding is in good condition but with some mottling to the spine, around the joints and bottom edge. The inner binding is secure, the plates and text pages are lightly foxed throughout and with some edgewear to the pages. There is a small waterstain to the fore-edge of the pages at the lower corner which whilst visible doesn't detract from the engravings. Overall, a good working copy of a rare title.



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