Seikotsuhan [Models of Orthopedic Manipulation].
Many fine full-page woodcut illus. 46; 59 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. yellow wrappers (wrappers a little soiled), orig. woodblock title-slips on upper covers (labels a little soiled), new stitching. Kyoto, Osaka, & Edo: 1808.
First edition of one of the three most important Japanese works on orthopedic medicine. The book is based on Chinese medical science, most notably the Sheng ji zong lu, written in the 11th century, and the Yi zong jin jian by Qian Wu (active 1736-43), who also wrote the famous Yusuan Yizong Jinjian [Imperially Commissioned Golden Mirror of Medical Learning], published in 1742. Our work presents... More