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Cordus, Valerius; Coudenberg, Pierre (ed.)
Dispensatorium sive Pharmacorum Conficiendorum Ratio
Ludouicum Cloquemin et Stephanum Michaelem, Lyon, 1575. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full pig skin finely blind tooled but rubbed and worn; still intact and attractive, though with three raised bands on the spine. One or two small repairs to the hinges - housed in a custom chemise and leather backed slipcase. Small octavo (duo-decimo in size but bound in 8vo). Copious notes in an early hand fill the margins and endpapers as well as between many lines of what was obviously a working copy. Scattered underlining and a few marks to the text itself, but nothing rendering it illegible. A few minor dampstains in the margins, rear endpaper loose. With an Epitaph for Cordus and an appendix; 474pp plus the index. Cordus (1515-1544) was the author of one of the Renaissance's first major herbals, and this, the first real (surviving) pharmacopoeia which was prepared in manuscript in 1542 but was so popular in Nuremberg that they printed it and it became the official pharmacopoeia of the city. Cordus, remarkably given his young age and other accomplishments, is most famous for his discovery of a method for synthesizing ether. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039475. .
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