DE MEUVE, Dr. Dictionaire pharmaceutique ou plûtost Apparat medico pharmaco-chymique.
Paris, Jean d'Houry, 1678.
Two parts bound in one volume 8vo (180x110 mm), (14)-576-(2) pages / (6)-559-(14) pages. binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in six compartments. Foxings and waterstains. Numeration error without loss of text in volume II (jump 336 to 341). Bindings rubbed. Corners, caps and joints formerly renewed. Joint starting to split.
Considerable work considered to be the first modern pharmaceutical encyclopedia in French, which just precedes Lemery's Universal Drug Treaty.
The first edition was published in 1677 by D'Houry, the 1678 edition is a reprint of the first. (cf. Bulletin of the pharmacy history society, n ° 53, dec. 1926).
provenance: Some handwritten ex libris on blanks and title page.
Price : 300 €