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Book Image Dutch herbal with 36 botanical plates by the author and an illustrated title-page by Jan Luyken

BLANKAART, Steven.

Den Neder-landschen herbarius ofte kruid-boek der voornaamste kruiden, tot de medicyne, spys-bereidingen en konst-werken dienstig. Handelende van zommige hier te lande wassende boomen, heesters, mossen, enz.
Amsterdam, Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn, 1698. 8vo. With engraved title-page by Jan Luyken and 36 engraved botanical plates drawn by the author. Contemporary vellum.
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Book Image Important 1639 handbook for the medical use of animals and animal products

BOSSCHE, Willem vanden.

Historia medica, in qua libris IV. Animalium natura, et eorum medica utilitas exactè & luculenter tractantur. Cum iconibus eorum, ad vivum delineatis.
Brussels, Jan Mommaert II, 1639. 4to. With woodcut device on title-page, a different woodcut of the same device on final page, 77 woodcut illustrations plus 3 repeats (4 signed "I.C.I." for Jan Christoffel Jegher). Contemporary sheepskin parchment over flexible boards.
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Book Image Rare second French edition of an influential pharmacopoeia

DUBOIS, Jacques (Jacobus SYLVIUS), translated by André CAILLE.

La pharmacopee. Qui est la maniere de bien choisir & preparer les simples, & de bien faires les compositions: despartie en trois livres ...
Lyon, Louis Cloquemin, 1580. 16mo (12.5 x 8 cm). With Cloquemin's woodcut device on the title-page. Recased in contemporary(?) sheepskin parchment.
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Book Image Standard English work on distillation, with 46 woodcut illustrations

FRENCH, John.

The art of distillation: or, A treatise of the choicest spagyrical preparations, experiments, and curiosities, performed by way of distillation. Together with the description of the choicest furnaces and vessels used by ancient and modern chymists and the anatomy of gold and silver; ... In six books. ... fourth impression.
Including: The London-distiller, ...
London, printed by E. Cotes for T. Williams, 1667. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With about 46 woodcut illustrations in the text. Parchment (recased using old materials).
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Book Image Two rare compact 16th-century pharmacopoeias

FUCHS (FUSCH), Remaclus.

Pharmacorum omnium quae in communi sunt practicantium usu, tabulae decem.
Paris, Gilles Gourbin, 1569.
With: (2) GORRIS, Pierre de. Formulae remediorum, quibus vulgo medici utuntur.Paris, Gilles Gourbin, 1572. 2 works in 1 volume. 16mo. 19th-century tree calf.
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Book Image Pharmacology, mineral springs and sympathetic healing

GOGLER, Carl von.

Erneuerte Hauß- und Feld-Apotheck, oder Stadt- und Land-Artzney-Buch.
Frankfurt am Main, Martin Hallervorden (printed by Johann Andrea, Königsberg), 1674. With engraved frontispiece.
With:
(2) DIGBY, Kenelm. Eröffnung unterschiedlicher Heimlichkeiten der Natur.
Including: SERVIUS, Petrus. Außführliches Bedencken, von der insgemein so genannten Waffen-Salben.
[Frankfurt am Main], Balthasar Christoph Wusten, 1671. With engraved frontispiece
(3) TABERNÆMONTANUS, Jacobus Theodorus. New Wasserschatz, das ist: Von Allen heylsamen Metallischen Minerischen [sic] Bädern unnd Wassern.
Frankfurt am Main, (colophon: Nicolaus Bassæus), 1593. 4 works (2 published together with a 3-page publisher's book list) in 1 volume. 8vo. Richly blind-tooled 17th-century pigskin, with brass clasps on leather thongs.
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Book Image Brief medical compendium bound together with a late 16th-century herbal

HENISCH, Georg.

Enchiridion medicinae, medicamentorum tam simplicium quàm compositorum, in certos titulos distinctam sylvam continens, quorum in pharmacopoliis & medicinis praecipuus est usus.
Basel, Pietro Perna, 1573.
With: (2) [HARCHIES, Josse de (Jodocus HARCHIUS)]. [Enchiridion medicum, simplicium pharmacorum, quae in usu sunt, nomenclaturam, historiam, facultates, & administrationem ... poemate comprehendens].[Basel, Pietro Perna, 1573]. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary blue-green sprinkled limp vellum.
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Book Image Unrecorded edition of a practical household medical guidebook for the common people

JACOBS, Heyman.

Den kleynen herbarius ofte kruyt boecxken, ...
Rotterdam, Pieter van Waesberge, 1637. Small 8vo. With woodcut device on the title-page. 20th-century boards covered with marbled paper.
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Book Image Comprehensive work on chemistry and spagyric medicine

LANCILOTTI, Carlo.

De brandende salamander, ofte ontleedinge der chymicale stoffen: zijnde een weg-wijzer, oft institutie om sich in alle operatien der schey-konst te oeffenen.Including: Den ontwaakten chymist, ofte kennisse en verkiezinge van eenige spagirische medicamenten, die meest in gebruik zijn.
Amsterdam, Johannes ten Hoorn, 1680. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved illustration on title-page, and 4 engraved plates. Modern tanned sheepskin.
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Book Image Introduction to rational chemistry

MAETS, Carel de.

Prodromus chemiae rationalis, ratiociniis philosophicis, observationibus medicis, &c. illustratae. Accedunt animadversiones in librum, cui titulus, collectanea chymica Leidensia ...
Leiden, Peter de Graaf, 1684. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.
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Book Image Tulips and Tobacco in Zeeland in 1610,
plus 1600 other local and exotic plants

PELLETIER, Caspar.

Plantarum tum patriarum, tum exoticarum, in Walachria, Zeelandiae insula, nascentium synonymia.
Middelburg, Richard Schilders, 1610. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.
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Book Image The first official Swiss pharmacopoeia

[PHARMACOPOEIA].

Pharmacopoea Helvetica, in duas partes divisa, quarum prior materiam medicam, botanico-physico-medice descriptam, posterios composita & praeparata, modum praeparandi vires & usum exhibet.
Including: Syllabus medicamentorum simplicium et compositorum, in Pharmacopoea Helvetica comprehensorum, ...
Basel, Johann Rudolf Imhof and sons, 1771. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved frontispiece. Near-contemporary half vellum.
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Book Image Dutch translation of an immensely popular book of secrets

PIEDMONT, Alexis of (Girolamo RUSCELLI).

De secreeten ... inhoudende seer excellente ende wel geapprobeerde remedien, tegen veelderhande krancheden, wonden ende andere accidenten: met de maniere van distilleren, perfumeren, confituyren maecken, te verwen, coloeuren ende gieten.
Amsterdam, Hendrick Laurensz., 1636. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Modern sheepskin.
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Book Image 1500 plants at the Leiden botanical garden, in a very rare Latin & German edition

[SCHUYL, Florens (ed. Urban SCHRÖTTER)].

Catalogus plantarum Horti Academici Lugduno-Batavi. Cui accedit index plantarum indigenarum, quae prope Lugdunum in Batavis nascuntur. Das ist: Verzeichnüß der jenigen Gewächsen, so sich im Universitäts-Garten zu Leyden in Holland befinden : Beyneben einem Register der einländischen Gewächsen, so nahe umb Leyden in Wiesen, Feldern und Wäldern wachsen.
Eichstätt, Urban Schrötter, printed by Franz Strauss, [ca. 1690/95?]. 12mo. In Latin and German (facing pages). Contemporary tanned sheepskin, blind-tooled spine.
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