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Haarlemse kruidmengkunde Galenisch-scheikundig, gesterkt door het gezag der vroedschap. Including : Verklaaring van de meest gebruikelijke caracters welke voorkoomen bij de genees, en scheikundigen.[Copy imprint:] Haarlem, Pieter van Assendelft, 1741 [= Westzaan?, ca. 1795/1800?]. 4to. Manuscript in brown ink on laid paper, written in Dutch in a Latin hand, with an engraved frontispiece (drawn and engraved by Jan Caspar Philips after Romeyn de Hooghe) and 10 numbered engraved plates giving the meaning of 88 medical and chemical symbols and abbreviations, arranged alphabetically. Each engraved plate has been given a wide black ink border, and the frontispiece has also been coloured, probably at the time the manuscript was written. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.
For the 1741 Latin ed.: Blake, p. 348; Daems & Vandewiele, pp. 138-139 (4 copies); STCN (5 copies). A carefully executed manuscript translation, perhaps prepared for publication but never published, of the extensively revised and updated second Latin edition of the Pharmacopoea Haarlemensis. It includes the engraved frontispiece and engraved 10-page table of medical and chemical symbols and abbreviations made for the Latin edition. In 1692 the city of Haarlem established its Collegium Medico-Pharmaceuticum, which set up a committee of doctors and apothecaries to compile the 1693 pharmacopoeia. For the frontispiece they turned to Romeyn de Hooghe. The Dutch translation of the first edition, made against the will of the authorities, went through several editions, but no further Latin edition appeared until a new committee of doctors and apothecaries was charged with the compilation of a new and extensively revised edition in 1740. It appeared in 1741 and was reissued in 1790, but no translation appeared.With the translator's 1843 presentation inscription to his grandson, describing it as "translated in my youth". Fredrik Hendrik Willem Klots (Spaarndam 1775-Westzaan 1855), a surgeon in Westzaan when he married in 1800, probably made the translation shortly before that.With an occasional minor spot, smudge or wrinkle, but otherwise in fine condition. The binding is slightly rubbed, has some cracks in the spine and hinges and probably lost a spine label, but is still good. The only translation, never published, of the last Haarlem pharmacopoeia.
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