"Name The Villaine" by Kriota Willberg and Ambroise Paré
NAME THE VILLAINE is an excerpt from The Workes of that famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey Translated out of Latine and compared with the French by Th: Johnson in London, 1634. Ambroise Paré (1510?-1590) was known for his surgical treatments of war wounds, radically improving amputation, and writing books that would educate surgeons for about a century.
In his “Workes…” Paré gives medical instructions and includes personal stories of his experiences with patients. Name the Villaine is one of these anecdotes in which Paré’s skills can’t save his wounded patient’s life but can prolong them long enough to achieve 16th century justice.
The embroidered and drawn images in this book are inspired by the illustrations in Paré’s Workes and some other 16th century medical books by Hans von Gersdorff, Charles Estienne, Andreas Vesalius, and Bartholomeo Eustachi. The 1500s were a pretty hoppin’ century!
5.5”w x 8.5”, 8 pages. $5
Full color covers and interior. Saddle-stitched