Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 377

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(MEXICO.) Juan de Esteyneffer. Florilegio medicinal de todas las enfermedades . . . para bien de los pobres, y de los que tienen falta de medicos, en particular para las provincias remotas. Frontispiece plate of Santa Maria de Valvanera. [38], 521 pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, minor wear; front hinge split, lacking leaves Ff2-3, minor dampstaining, moderate worming, lacking rear free endpaper; early owner's inscription on final blank page. Amsterdam: Oosterwyck, 1719

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Second edition, a page-for-page resetting of the 1712 Mexican first edition. Written by a Silesian Jesuit (born Steinhoeffer) who served in the missions of New Spain. "Work of popularisation, originally written to assist missionaries and others in remote places. . . . The first two books comprise medicine and surgery, arranged by symptom, and the third is a dispensatory"--Wellcome Americana M.50. Recommends cannabis (cañamo) for nursing mothers on page 233. European Americana 712/52; Palau 84237 ("muy rara").