The Autopsy of Kaspar Hauser

“Kaspar Hauser’s Verwundung, Krankheit und Leichenöffnung.” By Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Heidenreich.

35 pp. 8vo, modern wrappers. Berlin: G. Reimer, 1834.

First separate edition, an offprint with new pagination from von Gräfe and von Walther’s Journal für Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde (Vol. XXI). Heidenreich (1798-1857), a doctor at Ansbach, was the presiding physician during the autopsy of Kaspar Hauser following his mysterious death in December of 1833.

In this work, Heidenreich provides a description of Hauser’s wounds, his final days, and the autopsy itself.

Fine copy preserved in a box.

❧ Hirsch, III, pp. 124-25.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 6402

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