[Schreibkalender]. New- und Alter Schreib Calender, auff das Jahr nach der Geburt unsers lieben Herrn und Heylands Jesu Christi M.DC.LXXXXVII [...].

Vienna, Johann Jakob Kürner, [1696].

4to. (30) pp. Interleaved throughout. Woodcut title-page printed in red and black, with a view of Vienna, an armorial illustration in red and black verso, and one woodcut in the text. (Includes:) Judicium Astrologicum, oder Natürliche Vermuthungen auß dem Gestirn und Lauff deß Himmels [...]. (18) pp. Woodcut title-page printed in red and black with views of several Austrian towns. Contemporary blindstamped covers over wooden boards with giltstamped title.


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Apart from the calendar section, this popular work includes recipes using medicinal plants as well as accounts of the 1595 acts of war in Hungary, while also giving instructions on viniculture and bloodletting. In addition, the "Judicium Astrologicum" provides astrological observations, predicting weather conditions and eclipses, soil fertility, acts of war and diseases, as well as the frequency of earthquakes, fires and even pregnancies for the year 1697. The final pages inform the reader about fairs taking place in the Archduchy of Austria, basic timetables of the Austrian coaches and the exact closing times of the Viennese town gates throughout the year. The woodcut of the Phlebotomy Man indicates locations on the human body suitable for bloodletting, based on the signs of the zodiac. Small but splendid city views on both title-pages, including Vienna, Graz, Linz and Bratislava. Numerous diary entries on the blank interleaves, mainly concerning expenses ("26 dito ein Reiß Papir - 4 fl") but including bibliographical notes ("der Jesuiten buch heist Georgica Curiosa oder adeliches Landleben [...]").

Slightly browned, otherwise well preserved. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to flyleaf.

Not in VD 17.