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[RICETTARIO FIORENTINO].
A milestone in the history of pharmaceutical literature, this edition with an elaborate engraved title-page
Ricettario fiorentino di nuovo illustrato.(Colophon: Florence, Pietro Cecconcelli, 1623). Folio. With an elaborate architectural engraved title-page, 3 woodcut illustrations in text and a woodcut device above the colophon. 19th-century vellum. [12, last 2 pages blank], 296, [48] pp. 17th-century edition of the Nuovo ricettario, "a milestone in the history of pharmaceutical literature" (Cowen & Helfand), which emanated from the guild of physicians and pharmacists of Florence. "It embodies a list of approved drugs and describes the various methods of preparing them for administration or use, together with the proper weights and measures to be employed for accurate compounding" (Hagelin). It was first published in 1498 and appeared in numerous editions up to 1696. With owner's inscription on title-page. Title-page slightly soiled and some occasional thumbing; a good copy. Krivatsky 9610; ICCU 002816; cf. Cowen & Helfand, Pharmacy an illustrated history (1990); Hagelin, Materia medica, pp. 82-85.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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