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Nouveau systême des eaux chaudes de Plombiere en Lorraine, et de l'eau froide, dite Savonneuse, & de celle dite de Sainte Catherine. De leurs effets, & à quelles maladies elles conviennent, ou non. Nancy, chez l'auteur,

RICHARDOT Camille (1722.)

£750.00 

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Sm. 8vo. xvi, 151pp. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (some wear to head of spine and upper joint).

Rare first and only edition of Richardot's treatise on the therapeutic effects of the baths at Plombières in the Vosges mountains. The radioactive springs have been in use since Roman times and remain a fashionable spa today. The author Richardot describes himself on the title-page as "Medecin ordinaire de son altesse royale [i.e. Prince Leopold-Clement de Lorraine] , resident à Nancy".Provenance: 18th century inscription on title-page "Du Monastere de Lan. de Nancy". A little spotted in places but generally a clean copy.No copies recorded in US libraries. COPAC/OCLC/RLIN/KVK (British Library, Wellcome Institute, Paris - Mus. Nat. Hist, BVB Bavaria & GBV Northern Germany only).

Stock Code: 43671