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Libro del arte de las comadres o madrinas y del regimiento de las preñadas y paridas y de los niños.

Damián CARBÓN (Author)

Fernando Consoles (Printer)

Origin: Palma of Majorca, XVI c.
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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Facsimile. Old Books. Collection of Incunabula and Old Books.

15 x 22 cm.
115+3 crd.
230+6 crd.
24th December 1541.
13th November 2000.
Parchment on wooden board.
Presentation dust jacket cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher.
Specially made laid paper.
Optional: Study in Spanish: author yet to be determined. Included in
Bibliofilia Antigua VII.
Gothic script, beautiful, framed title pages (one in red and black ink plus others inside the text). Woodcut prints and engraved initials.

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This work or "obrezica" as it was called by the author, an "expertissimo” doctor of arts and medicine, was produced in reply to a request for information from a "nobleman, greatly his superior", whose wife, "a woman of fine complexion and moderate exercise, content, and leading an honest life, had given birth to three or four stillborn children after only six months pregnancy". Why? Damián Carbón offers an explanation, aware of "the difficulties of this subject and the disproportionate language used for this subject matter".

The print which illustrates the title page is accompanied by text in red and black ink, all of which is set within a frame of woodcut details, and portrays the meeting between the Virgin Mary and her cousin, Saint Elizabeth. There are two other internal title pages, also framed, including a print of the Annunciation. The work closes with a beautiful, framed engraving which depicts a writer seated at his desk.


IBIC Rating:

AC History of art / art & design styles
ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
ACND Renaissance art
AFF Drawing & drawings
AFH Prints & printmaking
AFJ Other graphic art forms
AFT Decorative arts
AGH Human figures depicted in art
DNF Literary essays
DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
HBJD European history
HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
MB Medicine: general issues
MBX History of medicine
MFC Anatomy
MJA Medical diagnosis
MJT Gynaecology & obstetrics
MJW Paediatric medicine
PDX History of science
WCS Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter

1D Europe
1DSE Spain
1DSEB Balearic islands, Autonomous Community
2ADS Spanish
3JB c 1500 to c 1600