Gesundheits-Schatzkammer, oder. Anweisung zur Erhaltung der Gesundheit und Abwendung mancher Krankheiten; So wie auch gute und sichere Mittel zur Wiederherstellung der verlornen Gesundheit, von Doctor Henry Heinen.

Lancaster [PA]: Gedruckt für den Verfasser, von Johann Bär, 1831.

Octavo (18 x 10.5 cm.), [2], [3]-118 pages. ~ FIRST EDITION. Compendium of popular folk remedies compiled by Heinen from various sources. “The author in his preface states that the book is written in non -technical language for the German farmer and ruralist… the book contains more than one hundred headings, listing various illnesses, giving their symptoms, causes, and treatment, with remedies; illnesses common to women and children are grouped in the latter portion of the book” (Brendle & Unger). Some stains throughout; damp stain to top left corner of leaves. A few small chips to leaf edges. In full, dark brown calf; spine gilt-compartmented with ornaments in each. Light brown spine label with title in gilt. Very good. [OCLC locates twenty-one copies; Brendle & Unger, Folk Medicine of the Pennsylvania Germans: The Non-occult Cures page 247 ff.; S & S 7494].

Price: $500.00