Das Grosse Kneippbuch

I judged from the cover that this was going to be a good book, but would there be beautiful images inside?   book_cover I’m a sucker for skulls and skeletons, so when I saw these in the book I knew it was a keeper. das grosse kneippbuchdas grosse kneippbuchI don’t know the German language, not many words at all except Knoblauch means garlic, because that was a family name. I tried to find something about this book, and all I could find in English was that it is a ‘handbook of nature-friendly way of life and salvation’. Granted, I didn’t look that hard, with spring here and a garden to tend to. I do know that Germany is big on homeopathy and plants as medicine, and the twenty botanical plates in this book prove that it goes way back.  Here are three of them:

das grosse kneippbuchdas grosse kneippbuchdas grosse kneippbuchPlants weren’t a cure-all. You needed exercise too. Here are just a few of the recommended

body movements:

das grosse kneippbuchIn the beginning of the book are five plates of the human’s internal structure. Here are two of them:

das grosse kneippbuchdas grosse kneippbuchAnd last but not least the man Kneipp himself from an engraving in the book.

das grosse kneippbuchThis book is from 1903. I hope you enjoyed taking a peek inside. If anyone want to enlighten me on this book, I’d be grateful. Lastly, here is the title page.

frontispiece

About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My passions are cuisine, wine, horticulture, art, and vintage things, especially old books. I moved here in 2014, work a day job in finance, and spend the rest of my time working on my dream of living off the land, and teaching young people how to as well. Stop by my Etsy shops, where all proceeds are going towards the goal. Thank you and Namaste!
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