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Lemery Nicolas
Dictionaire ou Traite Universel des Drogues Simples
aux Depens de la Compagnie. 1716 MAGNIFICENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DRUGS AND THEIR ORIGINS ILLUSTRATED WITH 25 FOLDING COPPER PLATE ENGRAVINGS EACH CONTAINING 16 IMAGES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS. 10 inches tall hardcover 18th century full leather binding spine with raised bands gilt tooled compartments gilt red leather title label all edges stained red original marbled endpapers red black letterpress title page engraved emblem of booksellers of Amsterdam Vis Unita Major xx 590 pp 58 25 folding copper plate engravings each containing 16 images of plants and animals total 400 images each with identification. Corners bumped covers worn spine bright with ends frayed binding tight light scattered foxing of text plates clean and bright strong impressions. A very good copy of a scarce illustrated pharmacopeia describing the names origins qualities of drugs derived from animals vegetables and minerals. In custom archival mylar cover. NICOLAS LEMERY 1645 - 1715 Biography in Nature vol. 156 page 598 1945 Among the students of medicine and pharmacy who did good work during what has been called the dawn of scientific chemistry was the Frenchman Nicolas Lemery the tercentenary of whose birth falls on November 17. He was born at Rouen and as a youth he spent some years with Glazer at the Jardin du Roi in Paris but found his master much imbued with the dreams of the alchemists. Proceeding to the University of Montpelier he spent three years studying medicine pharmacy and natural history and then after travelling through various parts of France took up his residence in Paris. By his lectures he gain … [Click Below for Full Description]
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