Later edition (first 1569) of the Swiss physician and philosopher Johann Jakob Wecker's two-part work on medicine and wine. The first part contains medical remedies (including many to treat plague) that Wecker learned in his years as a practicing doctor in Basel, which degree he acquired in 1566. The second part contains Wecker's extensive recipes and improvements for various wines. He discusses what makes a wine dry or sweet, and how to achieve this end depending on the variety of grape used. Wecker may have become interested in wine after his marriage to the culinary writer and oenophile Anna Weckerin. Wecker's entries are both technical and gastronomic, with an appreciation for the wines he describes. André Simon thought enough of the book to include it in both his Bibliotheca Bacchia and Bibliotheca Vinaria. Wecker's vade mecum is dedicated to Barbara, Countess Waldeck and Würtenberg, née Landgräfin zu Hessen. Reprinted numerous times through 1616. One copy of this 1581 edition in American libraries (Yale).
Basel: Peter Perna, 1581.
Octavo, 168 x 105 x 9 mm. a8, A-H8; , 127,  pp. Later plain wraps of old paper. Interior: Scattered marginal notes in a period hand; leaves lightly toned; minor spotting here and there; tail fore-corner of E3 torn away, not near text.
D16 W1369 (three examples listed); Duveen 612; Simon (Bacchia) II, 704; Simon (Vinaria) p. 32 (1571 edition).