DE LA MARTINIERE, Pierre-Martin. L'Opérateur ingénu.
Paris, chez l'autheur, [v. 1668].
Small 12mo (155x85 mm), (12)-12-60 pages. Issue without the portrait at the verso of the title page. binding : Contemporary full sheep. Ffirst blank free endpaper is missing. Poor binding strongly rubbed, corners bumped, head and tail of spine worn with little loss of leather, joints splitted.
Very rare work of Pierre-Martin De La Martinière (1634-1676) who was surgeon then doctor and finally operator of the king (what one would call today preparer in pharmacy).
In the first part he slaughters charlatans operators, in the second, he delivers his secrets for the realization: angelic seeds (or pills of Frankfurt), Royal Balsam, Balm of Saturn.
provenance: Stickers from Bodin bookseller.
Price : 450 €