Sale 2488 - Lot 128
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ANDRY, NICOLAS. L'Orthopédie; ou, L'Art de prévenir et de corriger dans les Enfans les Difformités du Corps. Engraved allegorical frontispiece and 14 plates in Volume 1; extraneous plate in Volume 2. , cxviii, 345, ; , v, , 365,  pages, including half-title in Volume 1. 2 volumes. 12mo, first volume 163x98 mm, contemporary mottled calf gilt, spine ends chipped, joints cracked, cords intact, second volume 154x91 mm, early 19th-century 1/4 sheep gilt with roan lettering pieces; dampstain in lower outer corner of Volume 1 half-title and title, light offsetting from plates, contents of both volumes otherwise generally clean. 19th-century bookplate of Dr. L.-J. Fournier in second volume. Paris: widow Alix and Lambert & Durand, 1741
first edition. "The first book on orthopedics as a preventive practice, and the work that named the specialty. Andry believed that many of the deformities of adolescence and adult life could be traced to improper postural habits acquired during childhood"--Norman 55. Garrison-Morton 4301.