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Georg Henning Behrens
BEHRENS, Georg Henning.

BEHRENS, Georg Henning.
(1662 - 1712)

(Born: Goslar, Saxony, Germany, 5 June 1662; Died: Nordhausen, Germany, 7 January 1712) German physician.

Berhens had a medical practice in Nordhausen.

Biographical references: DBA: I 76, 36. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 135 & 1535. WBI.

Herycnia Curiosa, 1703

1. German, 1703.
[In red:] Herycnia Curiosa, | oder | [in black:] Curiöser | [inblack: H] [in red:] artz=[in black, W] [in red:] ald / | [in black:] Das ist | Sonderbahre | [in red:] Beschreibung und Verzeichnis | [in black:] Derer Curiösen | [in red:] Hölen / Seen / Brunnen / Bergen / | [in black:] und | vielen andern an= und auff dem Hartz vorhandenen | [in red:] Denckwürdigen Sachen | [in black:] mit unterschiedenen Nützlichen und Ergetzlichen | Medicinischen/ Physicalischen und Historischen | [in red:] Anmerkungen | [in black:] denen | Liebhabern solcher Curiositäten | zur Lust | herausgegeben | von | [in red:] D. Georg Henning Behrens, | [in black:] Physico Ordin. Subordin. in Nordhausen. | [rule] | Nordhausen/ | [in red:] Verlegts Carl Christian Neuenhahn/ Buch=Händler. | [in black:] 1703.

4°: )(3 A-Dd4; 111l.; [6], [1]-200, [16] p., frontispiece (view of the town of Nordhausen). Title page in red and black. Head and tail pieces, initials. Page size: 192 x 154 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [4 pgs], "Vorrede."; 1-200, Text.; [16 pgs], "Register."

Very scarce. A personal narrative of an excursion through northern Germany. The book is interesting for its account of the geology and fossil of the region, and also the author took a special interest in the mineral wealth of the region. Therefore, this work is principally a description of the various mines, quarries, and caves he chanced to visit. Of great value for reporting the state of the mining and metallurgy of the time. The text was reissued in an unaltered state in 1712 and again in 1720.

Reprint, 1712: Nordhausen, 1712. 4°: [6], [1]-200, [16] p., title page in red and black.

Reprint, 1720: Nürnberg und Altdorff: J.D. Taubers, seel. erben, 1720. 4°: [8], [1]-200, [16] p., title page in red and black.

Bibliographical references: BL. BMC: 6, 72 [wanting]. LKG: XIV 155. NUC: 43, 671 [NB 0262985].

Natural History, 1730

2. English, 1730.
The | Natural History | Of | Hartz=Forest, | In His Majesty King George's | German Dominions. | Being a succinct | Account | Of | The Caverns, Lakes, Springs, Rivers, Moun- | tains, Rocks, Quarries, Fossils, Castles, Gardens, the | famous Pagen Idol Pustrich or Spit-fire, Dwarf-holes, | Pits, moving Islands, Whirlpools, Mines, several Engines | belonging to them; Ores, the manner of refining them; | Smelting-houses; several sorts of Ovens, Hammer-mills, | Vitriol and Glass-houses &c. in the said Forest: With | several useful and entertaining Physical Observations. | [rule] | Written in German | By H. Behrens, M.D. | [double rule] | London, | Printed by W. Pearson, for T. Osborne in | Grays-Inn, Holbourn. 1730.

8°: [16], [1]-164, [12] p.

Very scarce. Translated by John Andree [see note below] from Herycnia Curiosa; oder, Curiöser Hartz-Wald (Nordhausen, 1720).

John Andree. (Born: 1699; Died: 1785) English physician. Andree was professor of anatomy and surgery at the Magellan Hospital in London. He studied sexually transmitted diseases, particularly syphilis.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 6, 72. NUC: 43, 671 [NB 0262990]. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976: 1, 96. Wellcome Catalog (Books): 1, 132. (Andree) DNB. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon, 1884-8: 1, 140-1 [by J.K. Proksch].

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