Traité de la peste auquel est amplement discouru de l’origine, cause, signes, preservation & curation d’icelle …
In-8º of  ff. (title, table, epistle, sonnets),  f.bl., 62 pp.  p. (colophon) ; full bottle green morocco, spine with raised bands decorated with gilt dots, title and date gilt on the spine, double gilt fillet framing the boards, gilt roulette and large gilt lace inside. A good copy despite very minor flaws (small wormholes at the upper edge of qq ff., small soiling to the title), in an elegant and sober green morocco binding. Very rare.
Ex-libris glued to the first counterplate E. Frick Medicinae Studentis.
In varietate voluptis From the printing house of Louys Sevestre Herbalist and apothecary, Nicolas Houel (1524?-1587), received master apothecary in 1548, is a prominent figure in the history of pharmacy in Paris in the 16th century. An artist, collector and philanthropist, he was behind the foundation of an institution to help the indigent sick and orphans near the Temple, in the "Maison des Enfants-Rouges" founded in 1536 by King François I.
In 1578, Houel moved his institution to the Faubourg Saint Marcel, and by royal decision and decree of the Parliament, he was appointed Intendant General of the institution which took the name of "Maison de la Charité chrétienne". There was a chapel, an orphanage, a hospital, an apothecary and a garden of medicinal plants created by Nicolas Houel, called "Jardin des Apothicaires" on the site of the future Jardin des Plantes, seat of the current Museum of Natural History. A philanthropic writer, Houel was the author of numerous cultural, artistic and scientific works. Among the latter, his Traité de la thériaque et mithridat, containing recipes, remedies and medicines, or this Traité de la peste, both published in 1573 in Paris, the first by Jean de Bordeaux, the second by Galiot du Pré.
Brunet III, 349; Graesse III, 378; Durling 2479