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GEOFFROY, Etienne François. Tractatus de materia medica, sive de medicamentorum simplicium historia, virute, delectu & usu. 

Paris, Desaint & Saillant, 1741.

Three volumes 8vo (200x140 mm), (4)-197-(2)-318-(6) pages and 1 folding table / (4)-794-(6) pages / (4)-836 pages.  binding : Poor hadcovers. Spines faded. Few foxings, uncropped paper.

First edition.
First edition of this major work which will lastingly mark the pharmacopoeias of the 18th century. Published posthumously according to the work of Etienne François Geoffroy (1672-1731), it will then be republished throughout the century.
Volume I: De Fossilibus
Volume II: De Vegetabilibus exoticis
Volume III: De Vegetabilibus indigenis.

provenance: Handmade bookplate from Chevalier Sanlaville, Lord of Bellat in Bugey.

Price : 250 €

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