A MANUAL OF VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA
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, unpaginated blank leaves, intended for students' notes, are interleaved throughout the text leaves. 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.