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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.
€ 250
Original edition of a well-known manual in which the vegetable and animal materia medica are arranged according to the natural system.
Antoine Laurent Apollinaire Fée (1789-1874) is a French botanist and author of works on botany and mycology, Darwinism and practical and historical pharmacology - his Code pharmaceutique, ou pharmacopée française (Paris, 1826) among them. He served as a medical orderly during Napoleon's campaign in Spain, then established a pharmacy in Paris. He was schooled in the profession in Strasbourg, receiving his degree in 1815. He met the botanist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon in 1823, and came to be strongly influenced by him. Fée later became an instructor at teaching hospitals, firstly in Lille in 1825 then Strasbourg in 1832, when he was promoted to M.D. and professor of botany. In 1874 he was elected as the president of the Société botanique de France.
Next to the stamp on the spine also with a library stamp of the Medical Society Edinburgh on the title-pages of both volumes and with the bookplate of Franz Sondheinmer on the front paste-downs. Binding slightly worn around the edges, some small brown stains throughout the book and a little waterstained in the margins (not affecting the text), otherwise in good condition. DSB IV, p. 560; Bulletin des sciences médicales, 7 (1828), p. 267.
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