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FULLER, Thomas.
Second edition in English of Fuller's first pharmacopoeia
Pharmacopoeia extemporanea: or, a body of medicines, containing a thousand select prescripts, answering most intentions of cure. To which are added, useful scholia, a catalogue of remedies, and copious index, for the assistance of young physicians.London, William Innys, 1714. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of the author by George Vertue (1684-1756) after Joseph Tymewell (fl. 1717-1737). Contemporary calf. [18], 14, 512, [32] pp. Second edition in English of a popular pharmacopoeia, based on the fifth Latin edition of 1714. According to the introduction, the author had originally compiled "a very great Collection of the best, and neatest Medicines" for personal use, constantly testing and amending the recipes and sharing the manuscript with others. "Now it so chanced, that a certain young Gentleman, a Batchelor in Physick, having gotten one of these, and carrying it into Holland, died and left it there. This unlucky Accident gave me great Uneasiness; for I knew not into what Hands it might fall; and perhaps the Dutch might print it upon me rough as it was, and unprepared for the Press" (A3v). Fuller made a selection from his notes, from which the first Latin Pharmacopoeia extemporanea was published in 1701. With a few brief annotations throughout, an owner's inscription on the title-page and a shelfmark on the front flyleaf. Binding rubbed and front hinge with a crack. With a few spots and smudges, but otherwise in very good condition. ESTC T121458; Blake, p. 163; Wellcome III, p. 76.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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