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Materia Medica

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1 COWPERTHWAITE, A. C. A Text-Book of Materia Medica: Characteristic, Analytical and Comparative.
Chicago: Duncan Brothers, 1882. 
8vo. 576 pp. Alphabetical list of ailments with indication of symptoms and treatment. Full gilt stamped blind tooled green cloth; hinges cracked, extremities worn. Ownership signature of Jas. C. Shaw. Very good. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 FOUQUET, Marie de Maupéou, Vicomtesse de Vaux. Secretti Overo Rimedii di Madama Fochetti. Per sanare con poca spesa ogni sorte d’infirmità interne, & esterne, invecchiate, e passate fino al presente per incurabili ... In questa nuova impressione aggiuntovi [sic] la terza parte, che in essa opera si contiene. Trodotti [sic] dal francese da Lodovico Castellini.
Venice: Il Prodocimo, 1702. 
12mo. Collation: A-P12, Q10. Pagination: 336, 20, [24] pp. Contemporary vellum, title in old hand on spine; light stain on t.p., pages evenly toned. RARE. EARLY ITALIAN EDITION, translated by Ludovico Castellini, being a well-known book of secrets. ¶ Fouquet (1590-1681) French scientist, wife of Francis IV Fouquet, daughter of Gilles de Maupéou, and author of several volumes of medical formula written for the poor, and achieved some success. This is an Italian translation of her Méthode que l’on pratique á l’Hôtel des invalides pour guérir les soldats de la vérole, first printed in 1665 (in two parts). This is a separate work, complete in itself, but issued as a third part to her other volumes of “Secreti” or medical formulae. The contents for this work includes “chemistry, pharmacy, materia medica, the powder of sympathy, treatment of snakebite, toothache, migrane, epilepsy, melancholy, etc.” [Neville]. Fouquet wrote of the methods employed at the hospital, the cures applied to soldiers affected by the “French disease” syphilis. Locations: Chemical Heritage Foundation; Harvard University. ¶ See: The Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, Chemical Heritage Foundation, vol. 1, p.465 (1717 edition). Calls this “very rare”. ¶ Not in Cushing, Duveen, Edelstein, Ferchl, Ferguson (Book of Secrets), Partington, Smith, Watt, Wellcome; Krivatsy 4233 (1697 issue). First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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