A Compleat History of Druggs, Written in French by Monsieur Pomet, Chief Druggist to the present French King; to which is added what is further observable on the same Subject, from Messrs. Lemery, and Tournefort, Divided into Three Classes, Vegetable, Animal and Mineral; With their Use in Physick, Chymistry, Pharmacy, and several other Arts: Illustrated with above Four Hundred Copper Cutts curiously done from the Life; and an Explanation of their different Names, Places of Growth, and Countries from whence they are brought; the Way to know the True from the False their Virtues, &c. A Work of very great Use and Curiosity (Vols. I-II
Cambridge-style panelled calf, rebacked, with gilt-stamped lettering in red leather spine label; volumes 1 and 2, bound together, 8vo (172 x 227 mm); pp. , -224; , -419, ; plus 86 copper-engraved plates; collates complete. Spine and edges of boards a bit scuffed; corners bumped. Text block is overall bright and unmarked, a few plates trimmed close in the gutter. Markings are minimal: discreet, faded contemporary notation inked on title-p., mid-19th century notations relevant to the text inked by numerous hands on FFEP, bookplates on paste-downs (armorial, Sir Thomas Gage of Hengrave Hall, Suffolk; illustrated, Gilbert Redgrave), and 5 descriptions from old bookdealer or auction catalogues tipped to the rear paste-down, recording different editions of this title. Bookseller Inventory # D7319
Title: A Compleat History of Druggs, Written in ...
Publisher: Printed for R. Bonwicke, WIlliam Freeman, et al, London
Publication Date: 1712
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Editon in English.
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