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Recipes for dental care, with additional manuscript recipe signed by the author

Proprietez et la maniere de se servir d'un elixer & d'une opiate, composés de simples souverainement bonnes pour les dents & pour les gencives, ...
[Paris, Le Cloitre du St. Sepulcre, ca. 1720]. 4to. Modern boards, covered with paste-paper. 3, [1 blank] pp.
€ 4,500
Extremely rare treatise with recipes for an elixir and opiate to clean one's teeth and gums in order to prevent tartar, to use with coffee water as a mouthwash for a clean and fresh breath, to use in various ways to relieve tooth-ache, etc. With author's manuscript address added to the drop-title by the author, who was abbot of the monastery Saint Sepulcre at Paris, and an extra recipe added in manuscript at the end by the author and signed by him. Not recorded in the dentistry literature.
Formerly bound with other items and with the pages therefore numbered in manuscript 66-69. In very good condition, with only a few spots and very slightly browned. Extremely rare early 18th-century treatise on dental care, with manuscript additions signed by the author. Desgraves, ed., Inventaire des documents manuscrits des fonds Montesquieu de la Bibl. Mun. de Bordeaux (1998), 624, item 2 (p. 259); not in David, Bibl. Fr. dentaire; Garrison & Morton, Weinberger.
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