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CHARAS, Moyse. Histoire naturelle des animaux, des plantes, & des minéraux qui entrent dans la composition de la Thériaque d'Andromachus. 

Paris, Olivier de Varennes, 1668.

12mo (150x85 mm), Frontispiece-(26)-310-(10) pages.  binding : Contemporary full brown sheep, spine gilt in six compartments. Head of spine worn. 

Rare first edition.
Theriac was a universal potion. It was the panacea that is applied to all kinds of diseases. It was also supposed to possess admirable virtues to extend life.
It was also used as against poison.
There were many different receipt of theriac, but that of Andromachus is the original.
Charas became famous by public meetings where he prepared and explained the Theriac.
In this book Charas gives the receiped of the Andromachus Theriac.
A very good and fresh copy.

provenance: Bookplate from Jean Cochon-Dupuy (1674-1757).

Price : 1000 €

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