PHARMACOPOEIA OFFICINALIS & EXTEMPORANEA. Or, a complete English dispensatory, in four parts.. Quincy, John.
PHARMACOPOEIA OFFICINALIS & EXTEMPORANEA. Or, a complete English dispensatory, in four parts. Containing, I. The theory of pharmacy, . II. A description of the officinal simples, . III. The officinal compositions, . IV. Extemporaneous prescriptions, . To which is added, an account of the common adulterations both of simples and compounds; .
Book Description: 9th Ed., much enlarged and corrected. Advert leaf + xvi + 700pp. + lx. Dec. devices and initial letter. Some browning, nicely rebound in modern half calf with marbled boards, gilt rule edged raised bands with gilt motifs and gilt lettered title label to spine. ESTC N11355.John Quincy (d. 1722), apothecary and physician. ODNB . [the above work] which had run to twelve editions by 1749, contains a complete account of the materia medica and of therapeutics, and many of the prescriptions contained in it had long-lasting popularity. A very beautiful and rare work, in very good condition.
* These early books, like Dispensatory's, Materia Medica's, Medical Botany, and the like, come from a time when Botanical Medicine was the most used form of medicine in the world. As a professional Clinical Herbalist, I find them a rich source of knowledge, history and practical use, especially in these modern times. They are most valuable to own and will provide a lifetime of exploration!