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VILLA, Esteban de (Estevão de VILAS).
Rare Portuguese translation of a Spanish manual for the training of pharmacists
Exame de boticarios ...Lisbon, Manoel Fernandes da Costa, 1736. 8vo. With woodcut ornamental headpieces, tailpieces and initials. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, red sprinkled edges. [16], 366 pp. Rare Portuguese translation of a manual for the training of pharmacists by Antonio Lopes de Sylva from the Spanish original of a century earlier by Frater Esteban de Villa: Examen de boticarios (Burgos, for Pedro de Huydobro, 1632).Esteban de Villa worked as a pharmacist in the San Juan hospital at Burgos during the 17th century. He was also administrator of the pharmacy of the Sixto III hospital in the same city. He wrote a set of books on medicines as well as this treatise or primer for the training of young new apothecaries. He was a monk of the Order of Saint Benedict.With the owner's inscription of Jozé Ferreira on the back paste-down. Spine label gone, head and bottom of spine damaged, corners bumped, hinges weak, marginal wormholes in the first and last part of the book (not affecting text), otherwise in good condition. Mallaina Chiarlione, History of the pharmacy (Madrid 1865); Peralta Reglado JM, Gomis, "Pharmaceutical primers published in Spain in the 18th century", in: Ars pharmaceutica, 47 (2006), pp. 22-36.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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