Title: De Remediis Secretis, Liber Physicus, Medicus, & partim etiam
Chymicus, & Oeconomicus in
Vinorum diversi Saporis Apparatu, Medicis & Pharmacopolis omnibus
præcipuè necessarius, nunc
primùm in lucem editus.
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Zurich, Christopher Froschauer, .
WITH: GESNER, Conrad. De Remediis Secretis, pars secunda: nunc primum
opera & studio Caspari
Wolphii ... in lucem editus.
(colophon: Zurich, Christopher Froschauer, 1569). 8vo. 2 parts in 1
volume. With Froschauer's
woodcut device on both title-pages; 87 small woodcuts in the text;
9 decorative woodcut initial
letters (plus 3 repeats) from three series; roman and italic type with
an occasional word of
Greek; and fleurons. Contemporary vellum.
Adams G-529 & 530 (lacking 16 leaves); Wellcome 2785; Wellisch,
A 32.8 & B 2.2.
The most complete edition of a classic "book of secrets," a collection
of recipes for medicines
and wine-making, primarily devoted to the distillation of essences
from plants, fruits, minerals,
etc., the first edition to include both volumes and Wolf's twenty-page
appendix. It discusses the
materials from which essences were to be distilled and their uses,
as well as the techniques
involved, and describes and illustrates the remarkably wide variety
of glassware, furnaces and
other equipment used for distillation.
In very good condition. A thoroughly illustrated classic of medicinal
distillation and wine-