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Early (second?) edition of Habsburg Austria's medical ordinances and list of medicinal taxes

Taxa medicamentorum in pharmacopoea Austriaco-provinciali contentorum. = Taxe der in der österreichischen Privincialpharmakopee enthaltenen Arzneyen.
Vienna, Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattner, 1777. 8vo. Mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, brown morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, red edges. [8], 95 pp.
€ 650
Medical ordinances and a list of the new taxes on nearly 2000 named medicinal components. As the Habsburgs in the 1770s attempted to strengthen their control over the professional standards and business activity of pharmacists and medical personnel in their realms, the authorities imposed new taxes on behalf of Empress Maria Theresa, covering all components of medicaments described and prescribed in the Pharmacopoea Austriaco-Provinciali the official book of pharmacological recipes for the entire Habsburg empire, with editions published almost every year from 1776 to ca. 1822. The ordinance on the subject was promulgated on 25 November 1775 and took affect on 1 January 1776, so the 1776 edition was clearly the first, but the 1790 edition calls itself the second. It is therefore not certain whether the present copy is the true second edition or a reissue of the first. The ordinance (pp. [3]-[8] of the preliminaries) is signed by Christian August Graf von Seilern, Statthalter, and Thomas Ignaz Freiherr von Pöct, Kanzler, and contains seven points, including sanctions and criminal procedures in case of fraud. Trattner was printer and bookseller to the Imperial Court.
Foot of spine damaged, otherwise in good condition. Cf. Blake, p. 24 (1776 ed.).
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