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Elementos De Cirurgia Ocular Offerecidos a Sua Alteza Real o Senhor D. Joao Principe Do Brazil


Lisboa: Na Officina De Simao Thaddeo Ferreira 1793. First Edition. viii, 279 pages. 2 engraved plates (of 3), both illustrating ophthalmic instruments, 1 folding. Last page of text (index) carefully repaired. Full leather, lower corners bumped and joints rubbed. Several scuffs to leather reaffixed. Previous owner signature at bottom of title page. Bright and clean internally. Good. Hardcover. [17629]

'Often described as the first Portuguese textbook of ophthalmology, this treatise was not an original work but rather an acknowledged translation of two standard works on the eye.' (Becker 323) 'This textbook on ophthalmic surgery is based on Plench's Doctrina de morbis oculorum(1777), with some improvements and additional observations' the theoretical introduction draws freely on Deshais-Gendron's Traite des maladies des yeux et des moyens et operations propres a leur guerison (1770)' (Albert, Sourcebook of Ophthalmology, 2006)

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