Das Bitterwasser zu Saidschitz in Böhmen. Franz Ambrosius REUSS.
Das Bitterwasser zu Saidschitz in Böhmen.

Das Bitterwasser zu Saidschitz in Böhmen.

2 p.l., 171 pp. 8vo, cont. red sheep maroquiné, decorative fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt, pale green silk endpapers, a.e.g. Vienna: A. Strauss, n.d. [1808?].

First edition and quite scarce. Reuss (1761-1830), took his medical degree in 1783 and established a practice at Prague; during the same period he also conducted mineralogical and geological investigations and went to Freiberg to hear Werner lecture at the Bergakademie. He wrote an important geological textbook which contained the most complete exposition of Werner’s ideas.

“In 1784 Reuss became physician to Prince Lobkowitz and moved to the northwestern Bohemian city of Bilin…Bilin was already famous as a spa, and Reuss, in addition to his medical duties, supervised the exploitation of the mineral springs and mines belonging to his patron. In this connection he continued his mineralogical and geological researches and concurrently began an investigation of the spas of northern Bohemia.”–D.S.B., XI, p. 387.

In this work, Reuss provides an account of the 22 mineral springs of Saidschitz, near Teplitz and Seidlitz. The sulphuric waters of Saidschitz were considered beneficial for gout, rheumatism, and ailments of the joints and bones.

A fine copy, nicely bound.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 5060

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