c.1900 Livre d'Or de la Santé [Anatomy/Medicine]

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FULL TITLE:  Livre d’Or de La Santé: Méthode nouvelle, complète et pratique de la Médecine naturelle et de l'Hygiène privée permettant de traiter soi-même toutes les maladies et assurant la conservation de la santé.

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Half-title: "Vulgarisation de la médecine."

Written by M. Platen 

Translation of: Die neue HeilmethodeWritten by M. Platen 

Translated and augmented by: Léon Deschamps

Published by ll Bong & Cie., n.d. (c.1900) 

 

DESCRIPTION:

This three-volume set is part of the late 19th-century movement to "vulgarise medicine" (vulgarisation de la médecine), designed as a practical guide for “at home” cures and personal health. Each volume is illustrated copiously throughout with black and white figures (485 total), coloured plates (38 of 39 total) and over 12 sets of movable anatomy foldouts hors-texte. All of the moveable foldouts and diagrams are numbered and described in fold-out tables and indexes. 

[Anatomy/Medicine] Platen, M. Livre d’Or de La Santé: Méthode nouvelle, complète et pratique de la Médecine naturelle et de l'Hygiène privée permettant de traiter soi-même toutes les maladies et assurant la conservation de la santé. Paris: Bong & Cie., n.d.(c.1900). 3 Volumes, 8vo., Volumes 1 & 2 ( paged continously pp.1788) with 430 in-text black and white figures, 19 of 20 coloured plates, and 10 moveable anatomy foldouts hors-texte; volume 3 (pp.842), Volume Spéciale, with key and locking clasp on fore-edge, 55 in-text black and white figures, along with 18 of 19 coloured plates and 2 moveable anatomy fold-outs hors-texte

Decorative binding with illustrated embossed front cover, backboard stamped with illustrated ribbon and gold oak branch; illustrated spine with embossed title and decoration with the volume number at spine foot. 

 CONDITION:

Good condition, missing two coloured plates, with several others loose (Vol. II missing colour plate I, several loose, shaken. Vol. III, plates XVII & XVIII loose); Volume III foldout titled, "Modèles Anatomiques Démontables du Corps de la Femme,” Section C, is sticky, having been glued together and amateurishly repaired; some organs detached, some glued and not moveable, some paper ripping and lacks; overall the spines and corners of all three volumes worn and bumped, with some markings, scuffs and loss; pages are browned, some volumes shaken and cracked; else good. See photographs.

Volume I, pp. 911 + annexe "Modèles Anatomiques Démontables du Corps de L’Homme.”

Volume II, pp. 877 + "Planches Coloriés" (19 of 20), + “Modèles Démontables: Le Nez, L'Oreille, Le Larynx, L'Oeil, Le Coeur, Les Poumons, L'Estomac, La Tête.” (Volumes I & II paged continuously pp.1778)

Volume III, Volume Spéciale, pp.842, (sexual and reproductive health), locked with a key, + "Planches Coloriés" (18 of 19) + "Modèles Anatomiques Démontables du Corps de la Femme” and "Parties Sexuelles de l'Homme."