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SHAW, Peter.
Pharmacopoeia Edinburgensis: Or, The Dispensatory of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Translated and improved from the Fourth Edition of the LATIN, and illustrated with NOTES.

To this Fifth, last and most correct EDITION, is now added, a Translation of the Dispensatory for the Use of the Royal Hospital at Edinburgh; with the Operations, Virtues and Doses of each Medicine, for the most safe and speedy Cure of all Diseases incident to the Sick-Poor.

pp. (xii), 265, (iii) Advertisement; (iv), 111, (i) Advertisement. [The second work, Pharmacopoeia Edinburgensis Pauperum, has a separate title and pagination, and engraved vignette on the title]. Contemporary speckled calf with wear patches on the boards and along the ends and edges of the spine, label removed from front paste-down, joints firm and contents clean.

*ESTC N11232 - 3 copies in the UK, 2 in Europe, 5 in the USA. PREFACE : 'Tis universally agreed, that an exact knowledge of the Materia medica, with the proper manner of preparing and compounding the Simples, is absolutely requisite to the due exercise of the Art of Physic.' Included is a List of the Names of the Fellows, Honorary-Fellows, and Licentiates of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, some 36 in total.

For W. Innys and J. Richardson. London.

Date Published: 1753. Fifth edition.

Stock No. 62549

Price: 250.00