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Die Land- und Haus-Apotheke, oder getreuer und gründlicher Unterricht für den Bauer und Stadtmann, enthaltend die allerbesten Mittel, sowohl für die Menschen als für das Vieh besonders für die Pferde. Nebst einem grossen Anhang von der Aechten Färberey, um Türkisch-Roth, Blau, Satin-Roth, Paten-Grün und viele andere Farben mehr zo Färben.

Reading, PA: Gedruckt bei Carl A. Bruckman, 1818. Erste americanische Auslage [First American Edition]. Hardcover. Hohman was the best known of the Pennsylvania German practical physicians and herbalists and the blending of Christianity and folk magick of the Pennsylvania Dutch and German immigrant farmers. He practiced 'sympathetic magic,' essentially using prayer and herbs together for healing and protective remedies with the community. The book offered here is a list of preparations for nearly every common illness encountered and is supplemented with a section of 70 pages devoted exclusively to veterinary practices (equine). Also bound in with a separate section on dyeing fabrics. It is basically the home medicine cabinet manual. Equally of note, Hohman lifted many of his methods from indigenous and Afro-Caribbean, African beliefs, but the melding of the applications and signatures became well-received by many African American communities of the 19th century. African American author and practitioner, Pascal Beverly Randolph reflected on Hohman's medical and herbal practices. This a truly evolved American grimoire capturing the gravity of folk and faith based practices. Extremely uncommon and unrecognized, as most scholarship and sources point to "The (or Hidden) Long Lost Friend," rather as Hohman's seminal work. This work predates the "Hidden Friend" by two years, and is the groundwork for documenting folk and rootwork practices with daily mundane home life. An pivotal work for the basis of American alternative medicine and established medical practices of Quaker friend societies. [Translation of title: "The Land- and House Apothecary, or, True and Fundamental Instructions for the Farmer and City-Dweller Comprising the Very Best Remedies for Men as well as for Livestock, and Especially for Horses.] Scarce holdings in OCLC. Very Good+. Evidence of dampstaining throughout, chipping to spine, starting spine rear, but intact, else very good. Loss to final page, but not compromised. Evidence of use. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, 8vo, [12], 169pp, [11 - subscriber's list]. Item #11248

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