Historisch-topographisches Taschenbuch von Jena und seiner Umgebung, besonders in naturwissenschaftlicher u. medicinischer Beziehung. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung des Herren Brehm, Döbereiner, Fries, Göttling, Huschke, Kieser, Krause, Renner, Schmid, Schrön, Stark I, Suckow sen. et jun., Thon, Voigt, Wackenroder u. A.

One folding lithographed map of the city & its environs and one folding lithographed plate of the geological strata of the region. x, 338 pp. 8vo, cont. turquoise glazed boards (joints a little worn, some foxing), uncut. Jena: F. Frommann, 1836.

First edition of this uncommon work on the great university city of Jena in Thuringia. Since the 16th century, the city’s university has traditionally been in the forefront of German universities in acceptance of new and liberal ideas.

For this book, Zenker (1799-1837), professor of natural history at the University of Jena, has organized a team of colleagues to describe the various aspects of the city. As we learn from the title, the text particularly focuses on the natural history and medical resources of Jena. There are chapters on the history of the Jena, its most notable features and buildings, its scientific and cultural organizations, the climate, the mineralogy and geology of the area, the abundance and qualities of the local water sources, the vegetation and crops growing in the area, and an important section on the general health of the population with detailed accounts of the hospitals and other medical facilities.

Very good copy. Old library stamp on verso of title with release stamp.

Price: $1,250.00

Item ID: 5580