PICTORIAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHARMACY - 1st Ed, 1889 ALCHEMY MEDICINE APOTHECARY
Title:PICTORIAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHARMACY; WITH SKETCHES OF EARLY MEDICAL PRACTICE
Author: Hermann Peters; Translated by Dr. William Netter
Publisher: G.P. Engelhard & Company
City: Chicago Year: 1889 (First English Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 184 Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: First English language edition of PICTORIAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHARMACY; WITH SKETCHES OF EARLY MEDICAL PRACTICE. Quarto. Dark brown cloth with gilt-stamped illustrations and lettering on the front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. The work is a fascinating history of pharmacology and alchemy throughout the ages, from the Greco-Roman period through the late 19th century. It documents the transition of the subject out from the realm of superstition into the era of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment. Illustrated throughout with numerous figures reproduced in black-and-white from earlier texts and original artwork. The final two pages offer an index of alchemical symbols. In very good condition: light general shelfwear; bumped and rubbed corners and edges; spine edges rubbed; pencil inscription on front endpaper; pages are otherwise clean and free of markings.