Johannis Hartmanni medicinae doctoris et quondam chymiatriae in Academia Marpurgensi professoris celeberrimi, principumque Hassiae archiatri PRAXIS CHYMIATRICA edita a? Johanne Michaelis, philosophiae & medicinae doctore, & professore ibidem extraordinario: & Georgio Everhardo Hartmanno autoris filio. Huic postremae editioni adjecti sunt, propter affinitatem materiae, tres tractatus novi. I. De oleis variis chymice? distillatis. II. Basilica antimonii Hameri Poppii Thallini. III. Marci Cornachini D.M. Methodus, qua omnes humani corporis affectiones ab humoribus copia, vel qualitate peccantibus, chymice? & galenice? curantur

Autore: HARTMANN, Johann (1568-1631)-MICHAELIS, Johann, ed. (1606-1667)

Tipografo: Jean de Tournes & Jacques La Pierre

Dati tipografici: [Genève], 1635

Two parts in one volume, 8vo (170x100 mm). 631, [33], 112, [16] pp. and [4] folding tables. Collation: A-Z8 Aa-Ss8 Tt4 Aaa-Hhh8. Last leaf is a blank. Contemporary stiff vellum with overlapping edges, ink title on spine, light blue edges. Inked-out shelf marks on the front pastedown and flyleaf as well as on the title page, old stamp on title page. Slightly uniformly browned, but a very good, genuine copy.


Originally published at Leipzig in 1633 without the three added treatises. This Geneva edition, edited by Johann Michaelis and Georg Evrard Hartmann, son of the author, was also issued with a variant publisher statement (sumptibus Petri Chouët) but identical collation.

Johann Hartmann was the first professor to hold a chair of chemistry in Europe, at the University of Marburg in Germany. His Praxis chymiatrica gathers his lesson on chemistry and alchemical medicine and deals with the treatment of various diseases: diabetes, epilepsy, gangrene, humors, melancholy, plague, tumors, apoplexy, paralysis, aphtha, angina, nausea, dysentery, etc.

The volume also includes: the Tractatus de oleis variis arte chymica destillatis by Johann Ernesti Burggrav (pp. 397-594); the Basilica antimonij by Hamer Poppius (pp. [595]-631); and the Methodus, qua omnes humani corporis affectiones ab humoribus copia, vel qualitate peccantibus genitae by Marco Cornacchini, which occupies the final section of the volume (pp. 112, [16]). The last two works opens with a half title. All three treatises had been previously published separately. The four folded leaves of tables are in Cornacchini's treatise.


OCLC, 19299665; Wellcome, I, 3066; Ferguson, I, pp. 367; Duveen, 280.