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Title: De Peste libri quatuor, truculentissimi morbi historiam ratione & experienti‚ confirmatam exhibentes.
Description: Arenaci (=Arnhem), Ex Officin‚ Joannis Iacobi Bibliopolae, 1646. 4to. W. woodc. vign. on printed title. Original brown clf. covers, w. [once gilt, now entirely faded] a supra libros representing what seems a pigeon holding a branch in its beak. An old [probably late19th c.] & skilfull rebacking / replacement of the spine in brown - green clf., some rubb.; double giltruled lines, some dotted lines, giltlettered title.).(Covers a few chips, some discoloration; 1 corner dam., 3 corners and edges of covers rubbed / scuffed.). [(***4), (***) (***)2, A - Z4, Aa - Vv4, Xx2]. (C3 signed A3; Xx2 blank). (XII, 337, IX (index), II (blank) pp.). First edition. DMB [Lindeboom] c. 440 - 441:'...at Nijmegen, where in 1635, an epidemic of plague broke out making 6000 victims. Diemerbroeck deserved very well in this period, and described this epidemic in (this) book.' G&M 5117: 'Important early account of plague. English translation, 1722': Krivatsy, 3210: Hirst 44 a.o.pl.: Banga 418 - 435: Baumann 89/97:

Keywords: epidemiology communicable diseases pest pestboeken medicine

Price: EUR 1100.00 = appr. US$ 1195.53 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 1604