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PATENT MEDICINE ADVERTISING BROADSIDE.
Dr. RADCLIFFE's ELIXIR (the only Genuine). W. Sutton & Co. late Dicey & Sutton No.10, Bow Church Yard. Tinctura Amara Cathartica; Or, The Famous Bitter Purge.

'As the high Repute in which this inestimable Medicine has been held by the Public for more than a Century, induces so many People to counterfeit it (inasmuch that there is scarcely a Town where a spurious sort of Radcliffe's Elixir is not exposed to Sale), the Public will please to observe, that none are truly genuine, but such as have the Name of Dicey & Co........ printed on the Stamp pasted over the Cork of each Bottle;............'.

Description:
pp. (ii). Traces of an album mount verso where it obscures a few letters at the top inner corner, a couple of small tears in the fore-edge margin with a tiny piece of loss not affecting text, overall a nice copy of a rarity.

*Two Testimonials are printed, one dated 1786 - 'Some Years ago, I had a very bad Surfeit, occasioned by overheating myself in Running, which broke out in Blotches all over my Body, and continued on me for several Years. Being advised (after trying in vain many other Prescriptions), to take Dr. Radcliffe's Purging Elixir, I was in a short Time Perfectly cured..........'. Thomas Cockup, Edgware, 1786. For details of the trade of Dicey & Sutton see : ALAN MACKINTOSH. The Patent Medicines Industry in Georgian England: Constructing the Market ...

N.p. N.p.

Date Published: No date [c.1786]. 4to. sheet printed both sides.

Stock No. 62671

Price: 1,200.00

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