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[MEDECINE]. Exercices de charité, etablis dans l'Hôtel-Dieu de la ville de Poüancé avec un catalogue des compositions qui se font chaque année audit Hôtel-Dieu. 

Angers, Pierre-Louis Dubé, 1755.

Small 8vo (170x105 mm), (48) pages.  binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in six compartmentswith lilies, gilt edges. Beautiful print on thick paper, text is decorated. Binding rubbed, corners bumped, little loss of leather in the tail of joints.

First edition.
Book from the hospitable sisters of the Hotel-Dieu in Poüancé, a small town on the edge of Anjou in which they practiced medicine for the poor at the end of the 17th century.
The book promotes the teaching of charity medicine offered by the sisters every spring for ladies of charity and school teachers. There follows a catalog of remedies that could be made there.

Price : 450 €

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