1700. Item #86983
LEMERY, Nicolas. PHARMACOPOEIA LEMERIANA CONTRACTA: LEMERY'S UNIVERSAL PHARMACOPOEIA ABRIDG'D, in a collection of recepe's and observations compar'd with the London and with Bates's Dispensatories, and also with Charas's Royal Pharmacy: to which are added some remedies recommended by the members of the French Royal Academy of Science, most collected out of the history of that society lately published by John Baptista du Hamel. London: Printed for Walter Kettilby, 1700. Small 12mo. 14 x 7.8 cm. , 167,  pp. A list of errata is printed at the bottom of p. 167, with a publisher's advertisement on the verso; however, this copy is bound without the index (12 unnumbered pages signed I6) that should follow. In a much worn, contemporary Cambridge-style calf binding, with a red morocco spine label. The upper joint has been carefully strengthened at some point in time with Japanese tissue, and there is shallow loss at heel and crown. Contemporary ink ownership (Tho. Knight, 1707) on verso of ffep., with a Latin proverb and exhortation ("Contra vim mortis, non est modicamen in Hortis; -- Fides in Christum") on recto of rear free endpaper. The name `Boyl [sic] Godfrey' is also written in an early/contemporary hand on the ffep. (Boyle Godfrey, 1683-1753, was the eldest son of Ambrose Godfrey Hanckwitz, who was assistant to Robert Boyle for a time, after whom he named his son. Much to his father's annoyance, Boyle Godfrey became an alchemist and ruined himself financially in the prosecution of costly and futile experiments.--DNB) There are many small `pointing fingers' drawn in ink in margins for emphasis, with some occasional light pencil underlining in text. Ex library, with ink stamp on front pastedown, title-page and pages , 1, 50-51, and perforated stamp on title-page and page 1. Rare. (BMC 547.b.32; Bradley III, p. 251; Wing L1042).