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Sermon, William.
THE LADIES COMPANION, OR THE ENGLISH MIDWIFE. WHEREIN IS DEMONSTRATED, THE MANNER AND ORDER HOW WOMEN OUGHT TO GOVERN THEMSELVES, DURING THE WHOLE TIME OF THEIR BREEDING CHILDREN; AND OF THEIR DIFFICULT LABOUR, HARD TRAVAIL, AND LYING-IN, &C. TOGETHER WITH THE DISEASES THEY ARE SUBJECT TO...ALSO THE VARIOUS FORMS OF THE CHILDS PROCEEDING FORTH OF THE WOMB... LONDON: FOR EDWARD THOMAS, 1671
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
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Sermon, William.
THE LADIES COMPANION, OR THE ENGLISH MIDWIFE. WHEREIN IS DEMONSTRATED, THE MANNER AND ORDER HOW WOMEN OUGHT TO GOVERN THEMSELVES, DURING THE WHOLE TIME OF THEIR BREEDING CHILDREN; AND OF THEIR DIFFICULT LABOUR, HARD TRAVAIL, AND LYING-IN, &C. TOGETHER WITH THE DISEASES THEY ARE SUBJECT TO...ALSO THE VARIOUS FORMS OF THE CHILDS PROCEEDING FORTH OF THE WOMB... LONDON: FOR EDWARD THOMAS, 1671
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Sermon, William.
THE LADIES COMPANION, OR THE ENGLISH MIDWIFE. WHEREIN IS DEMONSTRATED, THE MANNER AND ORDER HOW WOMEN OUGHT TO GOVERN THEMSELVES, DURING THE WHOLE TIME OF THEIR BREEDING CHILDREN; AND OF THEIR DIFFICULT LABOUR, HARD TRAVAIL, AND LYING-IN, &C. TOGETHER WITH THE DISEASES THEY ARE SUBJECT TO...ALSO THE VARIOUS FORMS OF THE CHILDS PROCEEDING FORTH OF THE WOMB... LONDON: FOR EDWARD THOMAS, 1671
8vo, first and only edition, engraved portrait frontispiece, contemporary sheep, lacking leaf of plates, edges of frontispiece and title slightly frayed, some light staining, binding somewhat worn especially at extremities
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Wing S2628 (four locations: Bodleian, British Library, Royal College of Surgeons, Wellcome Institute)

Catalogue Note

William Sermon (c.1629-1680) is said to have decided to study medicine after witnessing a woman giving birth alone in a wood while he was out hare-shooting. He earned his reputation during the great plague and after treating George Monck for dropsy; Cambridge awarded him a doctorate of medicine in 1669.

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