L'Hudrotherapeutique [sic] des Fontaines medicinales, nouvellement découvertes aux environs de Rouen, tres-utiles & profitables à un chacun.

The Waters of Rouen

L'Hudrotherapeutique [sic] des Fontaines medicinales, nouvellement découvertes aux environs de Rouen, tres-utiles & profitables à un chacun.

Woodcut port. of the author on title. 6 p.l., 422 (i.e. 316), [6] pp. 12mo, mid-18th-cent. dark olive morocco (minor & mostly marginal dampstaining), triple gilt fillet round sides with a gilt fleuron in each corner, flat spine gilt, a.e.g. Rouen: J. Besongne, 1603.

First edition and quite uncommon. Duval (ca. 1555-ca. 1615), a local physician and professor of medicine, wrote several other interesting medical books including one on hermaphroditism. In the present work, Duval surveys the springs of Rouen and the nearby surrounding towns. For each spring, the author describes regimens of bathing and drinking the waters, medical benefits for each spring, etc. There is much on the chemical composition of each spring.

A very good copy. Some side notes cropped. Bookplates of “HR” and “L.”

❧ Krivatsky 3587.

Price: $6,500.00

Item ID: 5048