Pharmacopoeia Londinensis; or, The London Dispensatory Further Adorned. Nich CULPEPER.

Pharmacopoeia Londinensis; or, The London Dispensatory Further Adorned

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CULPEPER, Nich. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis; or, The London Dispensatory Further Adorned by the Studies and Collections of the Fellows now Living, of the Said College. Boston: Printed for John Allen, for Nicholas Booone [sic], Daniel Henchman, and John Edwards, 1720. 1st American ed. 8vo. [24], 305,[35] pp. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, tooled in blind with a paneled design and decorative ornaments, raised spine bands. Light scattered foxing, in a fine binding. A very good or better copy, housed in custom full brown morocco clamshell box. Evans 2114. Austin 591. Guerra a-48. Garrison-Morton 1828.2. Norman 542 (this copy with his bookplate on front pastedown). Rare in the trade; we can trace only four copies offered in the last 50 years. The first herbal printed in North America as well as the first full-length medical book printed in North America. The earliest known medical work printed in North America is Thomas Thatcher's A Brief Rule to Guide the Common People of New-England.in the Small Pocks or Measles, a 1678 Boston broadside known in one copy. The next work is a 1708 Boston printing of Culpeper's The English physician, a 94-page pamphlet. The London Dispensatory 'enjoyed a wide popularity in the colonies, perhaps because of its Puritan slant and its bias toward the household treatment of illness' (Norman).

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