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    Khunrath's Study of Medicine, Chemistry, and Distillation

    Konrad Khunrath. Medullae Destillatoriæ & Medicae; Der aus den Geheimnissen der Natur hervorgesuchten unsachatzbaren und hochstbewahrten Destillier und Artzenen-Kunst Erster Theil Darinnen vorgestellet wie der Spiritus Vini durch Mittel seines hinter ihm verlassenen Saltzes... [bound with] Ander Theil. Allivo nebst vorhergehenden nutzlichen Unterricht von der Destillir... Frankfurt and Leipzig: Johann Herbord Klossens, 1703. Two volumes in one thick quarto. a3, bb4, A-5O4; ):(4, (A)-4D3,4E-F4,4G2. Text complete. [14], 606, [56]; [8], 562, [52] pages. Engraved frontispiece of three men working in a chemical laboratory, first title page in red and black, head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. Contemporary blind tooled pigskin covers relaid on modern fine pigskin binding over boards with two new straps attached to decorative brass clasps, some light browning and foxing; bottom of (Oo1) of second volume excised and repaired with loss of bottom third of page, occasional minor stains and scattered marginal notes. Bruning 3100. Caillet 5753. Ferchl 272. Other eds: Ferguson I,461. Duveen 318. Neu 2140. Simon, Vinaria, 161. Simon, Gastronomica,88. Neville I,718 (earlier edition) This edition is not in Krvatsy/NLM, Wellcome, Waller. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Konrad Khunrath. Medullae Destillatoriae & Medicae; Der aus den Geheimnissen der Natur hervorgesuchten unsachatzbaren und hochstbewahrten Destillier und Artzenen-Kunst Erster Theil Darinnen vorgestellet wie der Spiritus Vini durch Mittel seines hinter ihm verlassenen Saltzes... [bound with] Ander Theil. Allivo nebst vorhergehenden nutzlichen Unterricht von der Destillir... Frankfurt & Leipzig: Johann Herbord Klossens, 1703.  

    Two volumes in one thick quarto. a3, bb4, A-5O4; ):(4, (A)-4D3,4E-F4,4G2. Text complete. [14], 606, [56]; [8], 562, [52] pages. Engraved frontispiece of three men working in a chemical laboratory, first title page in red and black, head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. Contemporary blind tooled pigskin covers relaid on modern fine pigskin binding over boards with two new straps attached to decorative brass clasps, some light browning and foxing; bottom of (Oo1) of second volume excised and repaired with loss of bottom third of page, occasional minor stains and scattered marginal notes.   

    "Khunrath, possibly a brother of Heinrich Khunrath, was a physician and chemist of Leipzig, who lived some time in Denmark and was at Schleswig in 1594, whence he dedicated his book to the magistrates and council of the free towns, Lubeck, Luneburg, &C. He was anxious to promote the knowledge and use of chemical medicines...A second part of the Medulla was published in 1614, after his death...His book was successful, as it seems to have passed through a number of editions." -Ferguson.

    Bruning 3100. Caillet 5753. Ferchl 272. Other eds: Ferguson I,461. Duveen 318. Neu 2140. Simon, Vinaria, 161. Simon, Gastronomica,88. Neville I,718 (earlier edition) This edition is not in Krvatsy/NLM, Wellcome, Waller.



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