Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 315

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MEXICO--1712.) Esteyneffer, Juan de. 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. [34], 522 pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, worn, detached from text block; minor dampstaining and wear, leaf Q1 supplied from another copy and laid in, final 3 index leaves worn with slight loss of text; small inked "MM" stamp on verso of title and page 52. México: Herederos de Juan José Guillena Carrascoso, 1712

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first edition. Written by a Silesian Jesuit (born Steinhoeffer) who served in the missions of New Spain. This work went through at least four more editions in Madrid and elsewhere. "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 234. Guerra, Medica Mexicana 200; Medina, México, 2317; Palau 84235. Provenance: Swann sale, 19 May 1988; none others known at auction since Swann sold another copy on 11 June 1970.