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KUNDMANN, J.C.
Rariora Naturae & Artis item in Re Medica, oder Seltenheiten der Natur und Kunst des Kundmannischen Naturalien-Cabinets, wie auch in der Artzeney-Wissenschaft. Darinnen abgehandelt werden I.
Examen Fossilium & Lapidum quorundam rariorum, oder Untersuchung verschiedener unterirdischer Seltenheiten und sonderbar figurirten Steine. II. Memorabilia Naturae et Artis, oder Merckwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst. III. Observationes in Re Medica singulares, oder sonderbare Anmerckungen zur Artzeney-Kunst ... Bresslau & Leipzig, M. Hubert, 1737. Folio (335 x 215mm). 17 leaves, pp. 1312 (in double columns), (18), with 19 engraved plates, 2 double-page tables, and other tables in the text, woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum.

First edition of the extensive collection of Kundmann's 'Wunderkammer' and one of the most beautiful German works published on a private early museum. This copy does not have the engraved portrait of Kundmann which is lacking in many copies. Most probably this is an early issue. Kundmann (1684-1751) was physician at Breslau. The work gives information on all kinds of natural history objects such as numerous shells, minerals, fossils, remarkable animals, giants and monsters. Several chapters on precious stones such as 'Von sonderbaren Crystall-Gewächsen', 'Von Edelstein-Muttern, oder von Edelsteinen, aus was vor einem Grunde sie gewachsen', 'Von sonderbar figurirten Edelgesteinen', 'Von einem grossen alhier zu Breslau sich befindenden Rubin, und denen grössten bekannt gewordenen Diamanten' as well as chapters on 'Birnstein', 'Spinnen-Steine', 'Adler-Steine' and some others. Ample descriptions are given of the plague from 1700 to 1715 in Breslau with refelections on its causes and preventions. The text is written in German. Hoover 497; Waller 5457.
 


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