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Gruner, Christian Gottfried.  Scriptorum de sudore Anglico superstitum editio hactenus desiderata et adornata a Christiano Gottfr. Grunero. Jenae: Literis Goepferdtii, 1804]. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 16 pp.
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[bound with the author's] Itinerarium sudoris anglici ex actis designatum. Jenae: no publisher/printer, 1805. 28 pp.
        Two studies on sudor anglicus, a mysterious and contagious disease that struck England and later continental Europe in a series of epidemics beginning in 1485 but which seems to have vanished entirely by 1555. Also essayed are exanthem and related dermatological aspects of the disease.
        => Gruner (1744–1815) is considered to be the founder of modern medical-historical, especially historical-pathological studies.
        Evidence of readership: Contemporary or near-contemporary marginalia, underscoring, and marks of interest.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
        Searches of WorldCat find the only U.S. library reporting ownership of Scriptorum to be the University of Rochester. No U.S. library reports owning Itinerarium. Both are also apprently rare in European libraries.

In contemporary plain blue-green paper wrappers; uncut. Old ex-library with stamps on both sides of the title-leaf; partial blacking-out of the one on the verso (at time of deaccession) showing through to recto; some other library markings, one date in red ink. Old light waterstaining to many fore-edges; evidence of readership as above.  (41415)   Please RESHELVE This.


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