Ein kurtzer und gründlicher Bericht, Rath und Hülff, wider die pestilentischen Kranckheit. Johann SPREMBERGER, Agricola der.

Ein kurtzer und gründlicher Bericht, Rath und Hülff, wider die pestilentischen Kranckheit...

20 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, many lower edges uncut. Breslau: C. Scharffenberg, 1555.

First edition and very rare; WorldCat lists only the NLM copy outside of Germany (and it is rare inside Germany). Spremberger (1511-77), took his degree at Wittenberg and served as personal physician to the provincial governor in Spremberg.

Breslau suffered frequently from plagues in the 16th century. Spremberger provides a history of the various plagues and describes the most recent plague of 1553 in great detail. He makes a number of recommendations on how to isolate and suppress the disease. He describes a preventative diet, and provides a number of pharmaceutical recipes.

Lightly browned but a fine copy with many lower edges uncut.

❧ Durling 4252.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 5367

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