Gemeine giftige Pflanzen, zum Unterricht des Landvolks, vorzüglich der Schuljugend. Mit einem zweckmäßigen Anhange.
Prague: Schönfeld, 1794.
Second Edition. Engraved title vignette, 12 engraved plates with contemporary hand coloring. Pp. , 35. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Disbound. Title leaf closely trimmed at foot with loss of bottom of date. Private library stamp of Hans Ernst von Stockhausen, Wuelmersen. Plates interleaved and tipped to later blank leaves at gutter. First gathering loosened, a few leaves creased. Very good Not in the relevant bibliographies. Not in OCLC (3 locations only for first ed.). Item #57547
Illustrated handbook of poisonous plants, including henbane, thorn apple (datura), water hemlock, ergot, deadly amanitas, false chanterelle, etc. With brief account of various incidents of poisoning in Bohemia. The appendix treats subjects such as arsenic, rabies, suffocation, and the purification of long sealed wells upon reopening.
The full page handcolored plates give the German and Czech names for the plants and mushrooms.
Rare and interesting.
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