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- Published: Nürnberg
- Published date: 1804
- Issue date: 1804
- Type: Book
- Category: Botanik
- Size: 33 x 21 cm (13 x 8,25 inches).
- Bibliography: Hirsch-H. III, 462 - Adlung-U. 465 - Schelenz 615 - nicht bei Holzm.-Boh., Nissen, Pritzel u. Stafleu-C.
- Stock number: 35469
- Condition: Cardboard binding with signs of age, spine and corners rubbed. The covers coated with marble paper.
Botanical book with 92 full page hand colored copper engravings, title vignette 2 unnum. leaves (incl. title), 163 pp. Rare Pharmaceutical Handbook; the only edition of this work, which was published in 17 parts. "The author not only made sure to describe the plants correctly; he also tried to teach them how to use them excellently" (preface).- The beautiful plates by J. F. Volkart mostly each with several depictions of plants on each plate. "...This work is particularly intended for young pharmacists and farmers, and should serve as a guide for them to acquire knowledge of the most common plants" (from the preface). The panels with depictions of European medicinal plants, coffee, cacoa, citrus fruits, vanilla, indigo, etc. The triple register lists the plants occurring alphabetically according to their German-Latin and Latin-German names as well as the diseases that can be treated with medicinal plants. - Carl Christian Wilhelm Juch (1772-1821) pharmacist, chemist, author of numerous scientific works. 1801 Professor of medicine and chemistry at the University of Altdorf near Nuremberg. From 1805 he taught in Munich, from 1808 in Augsburg. His translation and commentary of the «Pharmacopoea Borussica», 1805, made an important contribution to the development of pharmacy.
(1754 Mühlhausen - 1821 Augsburg)
Hirsch-H. III, 462 - Adlung-U. 465 - Schelenz 615 - nicht bei Holzm.-Boh., Nissen, Pritzel u. Stafleu-C.