1878. Item #87041
WILLS, George S. V. A MANUAL OF VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1878. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. With a large folding, colored world map, and 25 leaves of colored, lithographic plates showing 158 illustrated specimens. Octavo. 114 pp. + 25 ff. plates +  pp. appendix +  pp. index +  ff. ads. Intended for students preparing for examinations in Materia Medica, the appendix includes 873 sample exam questions. Wills ran mail-order courses from the Westminster College of Chemistry and Pharmacy, of which he was Principal. Apparently his students, numbering some 800 at a time, were successful at passing the exams for their certificates in pharmacy. He also published handbooks to the metric system and Caesar's Commentaries. A very good copy, appealing copy with only slight rubbing and smudging, and a light library stamp on the title page.