Illnesses of Newborn Children 1868 Valleix French medical book color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Clinique des Maladies des Enfants Nouveau-Nes, by F.L.I. Valleix.
Published 1838, Paris by J-B. Bailliere.
692 pages. Text in French. With 2 folding plates at rear containing 5 hand colored illustrations.
Rare early 19th century medical book.
Period 1/4 leather binding; smooth spine; gilt bands, compartments, and title decorations; marbled covers and edges. Front and rear joints cracked and weakened (covers loose), but text block remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display moderate to heavy age toning throughout.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W.