Leipzig: Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1797. First Edition. Calf over boards. Translation to English: Latest news from and from Switzerland: topographical, physical and political content: with special regard to the cantons Basel and Bern, an excerpt from Durand's Statistique elementaire de la Suisse. In German. Durand, a French Protestant minister, was born at Semale, near Aleneon, in 1727, of a Roman Catholic family. As soon as he had completed his preparatory studies at Paris, Durand applied himself to the study of theology, and returned in 1775 to Lausanne to embrace the Reformed religion.
Ex Libris Hans Huldrych Walser. Walser studied medicine at the University of Zurich from 1939-1946 and trained as a psychiatrist. He set up practice in Zurich. In 1974, he was appointed adjunct professor for the history of medicine at the university. He published numerous essays on the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Switzerland. He was also editor of the magazine Gesnerus from 1974-80. Very Good+. Tight, bright and unmarred. Slightly scuffed, minor foxing, dampstaining, otherwise clean. Quarter calf [brushed paste paper, mottled] over boards with gilt lettering on spine label. 8vo, 633 pp. + index, illustrated tp. former owner label on marbled endpapers. Item #11093