R/16/1936 – drawing of two spades; and notes on mandrakes

Collection Number:
R/16/1936
Object name:
drawing of two spades; and notes on mandrakes
Object type:
Drawing
Languages:
Dutch,German
Book titles referenced:
Die Sage vom Galgemannlein im Volksglauben und in
Book authors referenced:
Alfr. Schlosser
Book locations referenced:
Inaugural Dissertation Munster 1912

All Dutch parts are directly translated. A lot is in very old-fashioned Dutch.

‘Supplement no. V with § 338f: “Mandrake is named in Greek Mandragora or Circea, and Anthromorphos, and in Latin Mandragora, Canina, or Terrestris malus. The origins of these names are explained at length in the Latin Herbarium. But of one I must here warn, that Pythagoras has named this herb Anthropomorphus, because the root of this herb is partly similar to a human, and also that is proven that this root is thus by itself. But the quacks and petty merchants have these roots on sale and these are not even washed, but are cut out from reed-roots in the shape of a man, and then they are planted back in the earth, and from this one gets roots, which in hair, beard and other things resemble man. And they lie with many lies, that one should dig this root under a hanging-pole with certain ceremonies etc. which is only lies and cheatery. This is what I would like to warn for, so one can know how to deal with these villains.” (“The New Herbarius, that is the book of herbs”, printed in Basel by Michel Isegrin, the very learned doctor in medicine: Leonhart Fuchs.) A.’
‘Supplement no. II with § 339e, sub IV: reconstruction after fig. 19, see F2. H.’
‘Add to YE (§ 339f): “No. 14. Alfr. Schlosser, Die Sage vom genmännlein im Volksglauben und in der Literatur. Inaugural Dissertation. Münster i.w., 1912”. E.’