First edition in French of this work describing plants of India and America then little known in Europe.
Illustrated with 132 botanical woodcuts in text and the portrait of the translator, Antoine Collin.
Scarce first edition in french, translated from latin by Louis de Serres.
This work is considered as the bible of the apothecary (Dominique Kassel, La Pharmacie au Grand Siècle, p. 3).
Topics such as ethics and tooling tips are treated with a precision that has never been achieved.
That's why Renou's book, after having served as an ABC for several generations of pharmacists, has now become a valuable source of information for the history of pharmacy.
NOLLET, Jean-Antoine. L'art des expériences ou avis aux amateurs de physique, sur le choix, la construction et l'usage des instruments; sur la préparation et l'emploi des drogues qui servent aux expériences.
Two parts only (one three).
Second edition of this works.
The first volume deals with the manufacture of mathematical instruments, the choice and preparation of medicines, and the preparation and use of various varnishes for wood and metals.
In the second volume, various experiments in experimental physics are described.
Jean Antoine Nollet (1700-1770) was a physicist, an eminent member of the Paris Academy of Sciences.
Nollet spent a lot of time on electricity and became one of the authorities of his time. ["Nollet became the chief of the European electricians" (DSB, X p. 146)].
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.
Works where are alphabetically arranged lists of composites and simples respectively, giving the source, virtues, doses and therapeutic action of the various medicaments. They represent a comprehensive dictionary of pharmaceuticals.
Copy with the 25 plates.
Fine copy. Rare in this state.
QUINTI, Joseph. Les admirables secrets de la médecine chimique qu'il a recueillis avec beaucoup de soin & de travail : lesquels ont été plus d'une fois expérimentez par lui-même en plusieurs infirmitez, & maladies dangereuses.
Rare first edition.
Ferguson says that it's a translation of a collection of secrets by Domenico Auda.
Works divided into four books containing formulas on hermetic medicine, recipes for removing stains, to recognize if the coral, porcelain and pearls are counterfeit, for making varnishes, lacquers, stains, perfumes, ...
The last book is dedicated to the astrology useful and necessary for doctors.
[MAZEAS, Guillaume]. La pharmacopée des pauvres, accompagnée d'observations sur chaque formule par le docteur W** Membre du Collège Royal de Londres.
Avec des Notes sur l'application des mêmes Remèdes, & une Table des Maladies.
Pharmacist born in Uzès in 1618, Charas studied chemistry at Orange, then he came early to Paris, where he was appointed demonstrator in chemistry at the royal garden of the king.
His writings are still marked by the alchemical theories.
His pharmacy is the fruit of his lectures given in Paris and his studied. It had a great success, was reprinted many times and was translated into all European languages and even in Chinese for the convenience of the Emperor.
There are descriptions of many preparations, recipes and other remedies panacea.
Rare first edition, dedicated to Colbert.
Beautiful allegorical engraved frontispiece six engraved plates of copper furnaces, tools, pots and retorts, chemical symbols, etc..
Copy with the manuscript ex libris of Henry Charas, a son of Moses and who was also an apothecary.
COPY ON LARGE PAPER, RICHLY BOUND IN A CONTEMPORARY MOROCCO.
COPY OF HENRY CHARAS.