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Dorveaux, Paul.
Les Pots de Pharmacie Leurs Inscriptions presentees sous forme de dictionnaire.

Paris A Maloine, Editeur: 1908. Edition limited to 150 copies.

A dictionary of several thousand inscriptions found on antique drug jars from throughout Europe, identifying what the contents were. The author was Librarian at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Paris, and well qualified to make such a study. He also includes introductory material about the use of drugs and drug jars from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. A scarce study.

Softcover. 5.75"x9", 89 pages plus 14 b/w plates. Some cover soil, pages browned, a little wear a nice copy of a scarce, fragile book.

Inventory #: 8310
Price: $ 375.00      



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