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Second Wetstein edition of the Pharmacopoeia Bateana

BATE, George. Pharmacopoeia Bateana, quâ nongenta circiter pharmaca, pleraque omnia è Praxi Georgii Batei ... excerpta ... cum viribus, & dosibus annexis. ... Huic accesserunt arcana goddardiana, item orthotonia medicorum observata: et tabula posologica ... cum indice morborum, curationum &c. curâ J.S. Pharmacopoei Lond. Editio quinta cum appendice ex autographo eximii authoris nunc primum desumpta.
Amsterdam, Wetstein, 1719. 8vo. Title-page in red and black.Contemporary calf. [8], 240 pp. Full description
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Very important 17th-century manual for apothecaries, based on Cordus’s Dispensatorium

CORDUS, Valerius. Den leyds-man en onderwyser der medicynen, of ordentlicke uytdeylinge ende bereyding-boeck van de medicamenten. Over al dagelijkx van de medicijns ende apothekers onder de naem van Valeri Cordi Dispensatorium bekent, ontfangen ende gebruyckt. Met de verklaringen van M.P. Koudenbergh, en van Matthias de l'Obel. Nu van nieuws over-sien, ende van veel fauten verbetert. Met tweederhande registers ...
Rotterdam, Pieter van Waesberge, 1656. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, showing an apothecary with view of a herb garden, a woodcut's printer device on the title-page and woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum. [16], 490, [16] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Second edition in English of Fuller's first pharmacopoeia

FULLER, Thomas. Pharmacopoeia extemporanea: or, a body of medicines, containing a thousand select prescripts, answering most intentions of cure. To which are added, useful scholia, a catalogue of remedies, and copious index, for the assistance of young physicians.
London, William Innys, 1714. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of the author by George Vertue (1684-1756) after Joseph Tymewell (fl. 1717-1737). Contemporary calf. [18], 14, 512, [32] pp. Full description
€ 950
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Original edition of a French manual on the arrangement of the medica materia

FÉE, Antoine Laurent Apollinaire. Cours dhistoire naturelle pharmaceutique, ou histoire des substances usitées dans la thérapeutique, les arts et léconomie domestique.
Paris, Imprimerie de Decourchant (printed in the page facing the title-page), 1828. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. Both volumes bound in contemporary half calf with marbled paper sides, blind-tooled spines, red morocco spine labels with the title in gold and a gilt-stamped library stamp of the Medical Society, Edinburg, on the top of both spines. [4], XXVI, [2], 659; VII, 822, [2] pp. Full description
€ 250
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Famous satirical poems advocated a plan for providing dispensaries for the relief of the sick poor,
as a protection against the greed of apothecaries.

[GARTH, Samuel]. The dispensary. A poem. In six cantos. The ninth edition. With several descriptions and episodes never before printed.
London, printed for J.T. and sold by Tho. Astley, 1726. 12mo. With frontispiece and 6 full-page plates, one for each of the cantos engraved by Lud. Du Guernier (included in the collation), many woodcut head- and tailpieces. Calf over boards, gold-tooled spine. [24], 84, 36 pp. Full description
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Second edition, with a new Appendix, of the Dutch translation
of an influential German manual on pharmacology for beginners

HERMBSTÄDT, Sigismund Frederik. Catechismus der apothecars-kunst, of, de eerste grondbeginselen der artsenijmengkunde, voor eerstbeginnenden opgesteld. Aanhangsel van den catechismus der apothecars-kunst.
Amsteldam, J.B. Elwe, 1813. 8vo. With a folding engraved plate (160 x 125 mm.) of a Toestel om luchtvormige vloeistoffen op te vangen (a device to catch vaporized liquids), facing p. 302. Blue paper over thin boards as published, with rests of a printed title label on spine. Uncut copy (partly unopened). [1], [blank], [2], 320 pp. = 324 pp. Full description
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Unofficial Rotterdam pharmacopoeia, later translated into Japanese

LIS, Wouter van. Pharmacopoea Galeno- chemico- medica probatissimis auctoribus, ratione & experiential fundata. Meng- schei- en geneeskonstige artseny-winkel; op de beste schryvers, de rede en ondervinding gebouwt; ... benevens een korte verhandeling, hoe met weinig genees-middelen de grootste ziekten worden genezen; als mede ... een verklaring van de voornaamste konstwoorden en characters.
Amsterdam, Jan Morterre, 1764. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by V.D. after A. Hordyk, title-page in red and black, with vignette in a roundel: the sun surrounded by the motto "Herbarum subiecta potential nobis", one full-page plate with the chemical symbols, printed in two columns. Half calf , gold-tooled spine, spine label lettered in gold. [34)], 436, [60] pp. Full description
€ 500
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First significant revision since 1721: “by far the best pharmacopoeia ever printed”

[LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoeia collegii regalis medicorum Londinensis.
London, T. Longman, T. Shewell and J. Nourse, 1746. 4to. With engraved frontispiece showing the inner court of the Royal College of Physicians in Warwick Lane, London (Collegium Regale Medicorum Londinensium) by J. Mynde [1725], woodcut vignette on title-page. Calf, each board with a frame of double fillets in gold, red morocco spine label, lettered in gold.Full calf over boards with double gilt ruling along the edges, ribbed spine with red morocco title label, lettered in gold. (2), XVI, 174 pp. Full description
€ 650
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