Very Good. Item #5834
Lausanne: Éditions Rencontre and Erik Nitsche International, 1963. First Edition. Quarto; 112pp including appended chronology 2000 BCE - 1963. Documentary illustrations in B&W and full color throughout, many of them full page. Bottle green cloth with publisher's device on front panel and spine lettering both embossed in gray. Binding by Maurice Busenhart of Lausanne. Entirely in French.
Slight fading to board edges and spine; spot of cloth erosion at base of front panel near spine foot. Tiny specks of foxing to top of textblock and fore-edge of first two leaves. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked.
Jean Starobinski, the late (d. 2019), celebrated literary critic, philosopher, and historian, author of the Saussurian study "Les Mots sous les Mots," here surveys the history of medicine through the lens of intellectual history. Uncommon in cloth. Richly illustrated with medical curiosities.