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Freywillig aufgesprungener Granat-Apffel des christlichen Samariters. Oder: Aus christlicher liebe des nächsten eröffnete Geheimnisse vieler vortrefflicher bewährter artzneyen, ...; wie auch einem neuen Koch-Buch, ...Leipzig, Thomas Fritsch, 1709. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary tanned sheepskin.
[2], 467, [1]; [2], 120, [10] pp.Rare true 1709 edition of an extremely popular "Household apothecary", an encyclopaedia of household medicinal recipes, written by Eleonora Maria Rosalia (1647-1704) in Silesia and Moravia, Herzogin of Troppau and Jägerndorf, with an appended cookery book. First published at Vienna in 1695, the Granat-Apffel went through about twenty editions in the next sixty years. Beginning with the 1697 edition (also published in Vienna), it included a cookery book as an appendix, described as compiled by an unnamed "Hoch-adelichen Persohn". While herbal medicine had often been practiced by (lower-class and noble) women over the centuries, the Renaissance increasingly brought them (and male authors of popular medical books as well) into conflict with the academic physicians and botanists who were developing new scientific methods. Noble women had the education, means and the security to publish books of household medicinal recipes. The Granat-Apffel was one of the most successful. Its numerous editions exerted an enormous influence on the art of healing and cooking for nearly two hundred years.With one or a few mostly marginal worm holes running through much of the book, affecting a few words of text only in a few leaves, with occasional slight browning, a small stain or other minor defect and with faint offsetting on a half-dozen leaves, but otherwise in good condition. The binding is slightly worn and has minor damage to the backstrip, but is otherwise good. An important source for the role of women in 17th-century medical practice.l Blake, p. 460; Brü … [Click Below for Full Description]
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