Manuscript on paper in German entitled on second leaf “Abhandlung von verschiedenartigen Krankheiten, ihrer Entstehung, Erkentniss und Heilung. Pro Krimm.”

6 p.l., 182 numbered pages, 4 unnumbered leaves. 4to (216 x 173 mm.), cont. boards, new spine. On page 182: “Munich, 16 March 1818.”

A most interesting and apparently unpublished manuscript on horse diseases, their causes, diagnoses, and cures. The text is divided into ca. 100 paragraphs and is written in a neat German cursive script. Paragraph headings include “Of rages,” “Gland and goiter,” “Injuries to the tongue,” and “Equine epidemic.” Over 200 pharmaceutical recipes are given in Latin with German translations.

Nothing could be ascertained as to the author “Krimm” named on the title page. According to the preface, he seems to have been an experienced veterinary surgeon who prepared the book “exclusively for his own use.” He was most likely educated at Munich’s Royal Veterinarian College, as he refers to “everything that was prescribed and practically demonstrated” at that institution. He continues: “I have here painstakingly reproduced every cure and treatment observed and applied by myself in said animal hospital, including the genesis and development over periods long and short, all in correct order.”

The author has systematically arranged the cures and recipes anatomically “from the head to the feet.” The work is accompanied by an index of subjects.

Nice copy, minor browning and soiling.

Price: $2,650.00

Item ID: 6714