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A Mechanical Account of Poisons in Several Essays. The second edition, revised, with additions.
Printed by J.M. for Ralph Smith 1708 [16], 189, [3]pp, half title, cancel titlepage, folding plate. 8vo. A v.g. clean copy, plate detached from binding. Full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, morocco label; expert repairs to joints, v. sl. wear to corners.ESTC T55004, noting that this is not a re-issue of the 1702 edition. The treatise was well received and established Mead's reputation. He dissected vipers and swallowed venom to prove that puncture is necessary to produce the effect, and also considered other poisonous animals, plants including opium, and toxic natural gases.
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