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MARGGRAVIUS, Christianus.
First edition of a textbook on the making and preparation of medicines
Materia medica contracta, exhibens simplicia & composita medicamenta officinalia ex magno numero selecta, praestantia atque utilia, munita viribus & dosibus methodoque simplicial deligedi, praeparandi & componendi: destinate pharmacopoeorum praecipue ...Leiden, Arnold Doude, 1674. 4to. With the woodcut printer's device of the Leiden Academy and with many printed tables and schemes. Modern red cloth, red morocco spine label with the title in gold. [8], 252 pp. First edition of this textbook on the making and preparation of medicines by the German Christian Marggraf (Liepstadt 1626-1687). The second enlarged edition followed in 1681; the third in 1682.After having studied at the Leiden University (registered in 1652), and he was awarded his MD at Franeker, Marggraf settled in Leiden as a physician. He also lectured privately in his own house with considerable success, but came in conflict with Jac. Le Mort what meant the end of his career.With the ownership's inscription of John Redman Coxe (1773-1863) on the title-page, an important 19th-century physician from Philadelphia, and with the blind-stamped library stamp of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy on the title-page. Some browning, especially the first and last leaves, otherwise in good condition. BMN I, p. 358; Jorissen, Het chem. Lab. der Univ. te Leiden (1909); Poggendorf, II, p. 80; Wellcome IV, p. 53.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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