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Title: Tractaat Van het Excellenste KRUYD THEE: 't welk vertoond het regte gebruyk, en de grootste kragten van 't selve in Gesondheyt, en Siekten: Benevens een Kort Discours Op het Leven, de Siekte, en de Dood: mitsgaders op de Medicijne van dese tijd. ... Den Derden Druk, vermeerdert, en vergroot met bijvoegingen van noch twee korte Verhandelingen: I. Van de Coffi; II. Van de Chocolate; Mitsgaders van een Apologie van den Autheur tegens sijne Lasteraars. ... [in the text 6 further parts titles, see note below].
Description: 's - Gravenhage, by Pieter Hagen, Boeckverkooper woonende op de Hoogstraet, 1685. 8vo. Title printed in red and black. Contemp. full vellum, title in ink on spine (faded). [a8 - c*, d4, A - X8, Y4]. (LVI, 343, I (blank) pp.). (Throughout light to medium watersp., more visible in : lvs. a1-a4; e4 - d4; C; S, X & Y). (Bookplate on upper paste down 'DF, FD, w. central S and motto). Third edition. [1st ed. 1678, 2nd ed. [tracts on coffee and chocolate added] 1679; 3d ed. 1685. Therefor the 2nd edition with the tracts on coffee and chocolate added! Separate title pages [on A2, c3, d4, D4, P6, R4, T4]. Hirsch - Hübotter, vol. I, p. 626: DMB, c. 205 - 207: 'Bontekoe was an independent thinker. He had little appreciation for the ancient Greeks (Hippocrates and Galen), criticized Paracelsus and van Helmont rather roughly, but had much esteem for his teachers van Horne and Sylvius... Bontekoe was a moderate Cartesian, opposed to the usual multiple bloodlettings, and he favoured the administration of emetics and sudorifics, opium, antimony... a very gifted, industrious man...': Banga, pp. 627 - 636: Wellcome vol. II, p. ...: Bontekoe's famous treatises on coffee, tea, and chocolate, here in a third edition. [First published in 1678]. See Von Hünersdorf, Coffee bibliography, vol. I, pp. 157 - 161, this ed. described on p. 158 'Note: Third edition. The various sections of the book have separate titlepages and may well have been available individually...' ... 'Bontekoe recommended coffee, tea, chocolate and tobacco as medicinally benificial. His approval of the new drinks, especially tea, led him to be suspected of working on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. He also wrote under the pseudonym 'Philaretus'. Bontekoe, whose real name was Cornelis Dekker, came from Alkmaar and practiced medicine at Leiden and Hamburg...': Krivatsy, 1536: Mueller, pp. 25 - 26:

Keywords: philosophy Cartesianism physiology herbs

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