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5 June 1997
MUELLER, SAMUEL. Curioser Botanicus oder sonderbares Krauterbuch darinnen der vornehmsten und in der Artzney-Kunst gebräuchlichsten Kräuter und Bewächse... [bound with:] Der curiose Chumicus, oder ...Der curiose Medicus, oder...Der Curiose Chirurgus... Dresden and Leipzig: Joh. Christoph Mieth, 1706. 5 parts in one, 8vo, contemporary German calf, upper cover blindstamped with the arms of the Abbey of Lambach; engraved frontispieces browned evenly, some minor browning or spotting. 2 engraved frontispieces and approximately 500 botanical woodcuts in text. Pritzel 6539; see Nissen BBI, Band III: Supp. 2222n (earliest edition noted is a 1720 edition).
An unusual herbal and compilation of medical receipts, which went through several editions and several titles. It first appeared under the title Vade-mecum botanicum in 1694 and under its present title in 1706. Despite its title, the Curioser Chymicus is devoted to herbal and mineral remedies, as are the subsequent sections.
Provenance: Abbey of Lambach, with their arms on upper cover and stamp on title -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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