Two rare works combined, including Paulli's early, influential study on the merits and dangers of tobacco and tea

Volckamer, J. C. [AND S. Paulli]

Flora Noribergensis sive catalogus plantarum in agro Noribergensi, tum sponte nascentium quam exoticarum... ac medico praecipue Horto aliquot abhincannis enutritarum... [AND] Commentarius de abusu Tabaci Americanorum in Europe novo, quae ipsissima est Chamaeleagnos Dodonaei... [S. Paulli]

Published 1700
Item ID 21028

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Noribergae, Michaellianis, 1700. 8vo (19.1 x 15.9 cm). [xx], 437, [iii] pp.; 25 engraved plates [AND] Strassburg, S. Paulli, 1681. Engraved title page, [lviii] pp, including dedication leaf with coat of arms, portrait of Paulli, 87, [xii] pp.; two large, double-folded engraved plates, related to the making of tea. Contemporary vellum with script titles in a neat old hand on the spine. Edges speckled red.

Two rare works bound together. Johann Christian Volckamer's work, in the rare first edition, includes plant species from the Cape region. The second work, on tobacco and tea, is by the Danish botanist and professor of anatomy and surgery Simon Paulli (1603-1680). This is in the second, revised edition. It is rare as well. Arents: "It concerns the safety of all Europe that the Augean stables be cleaned and be rid of the brutalizing, barbarous, filthy American medicine and, also, that restraint be put upon the importation of that new and uncertain medicine, tea". After page 368, page numbering continues with 336 [SIC = 339]-350, 315 [SIC = 351], 352-407. So the actual number of pages is 437. A very nice copy without the usual browning. Nissen BBI, 2079 (Volckamer); Arents, 295a (Paulli).

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