Die Land- und Haus-Apotheke, oder getreuer under gründlicher Unterrich für den Bauer und Stadtmann . . . Erste americanische Auflage. Herausgegeban von Johann Georg Homan [sic]. Johann Georg Hohman.

Die Land- und Haus-Apotheke, oder getreuer under gründlicher Unterrich für den Bauer und Stadtmann . . . Erste americanische Auflage. Herausgegeban von Johann Georg Homan [sic].

Reading: Gedruckt bey Carl A. Bruckman, 1818. First edition. 12mo, contemporary calf spine, marbled boards, [12], 169, [11] pages. Spine and board edges rubbed, with a chip from the head of the spine; cheap paper somewhat foxed; a good, sound copy. Item #18818

Per Brindle and Unger (as quoted in the Atwater catalog), this early Hohman collection of recipes (many medical, and preceding his “powwow” book, Der Lang Verborgene Freund, first published in Reading in 1820) was largely taken from Bartgis’s Neuer Erfahrner Americanische Haus-und Stallarzt, published in Frederickstown in 1794—though Hohman seems to have cut out some of the sympathetic magic. With an 11-page list of subscribers in the rear. Austin 921; Atwater 1667; Rink, Technical Americana, 1860 (under dyeing and painting); Arndt 2312.

Price: $800.00

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