Illustrated Atlas on Using Obstetrical Forceps by Mizuhara Yoshihiro (Sansetsu)
Scarce and fascinating accordion-bound, woodblock printed book showing the various tools used to facilitate childbirth. Two volumes bound together as issued.
No place (probably Kyoto). No publisher. 1837. 76pp (including 33 double-page illustrations). 25.2 x 17.5cm.
Covers with age wear and rubbing. Internally most pages are very good. One page starting to separate at edge. A few pages have worm trails mostly near the edge and some other pages have smaller worm trails but most pages are free from worm damage. (The pages with worm trails can be repaired at cost if required). b32010477