1752. Item #89740
JAMES, R[obert]. PHARMACOPOEIA UNIVERSALIS: OR, A NEW UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DISPENSATORY. Containing, I. An account of all the natural and artificial implements and instruments of pharmacy ... II. Dissertations on the various classes of simples ... III. Catalogues of all the medicinal simples ... IV. The preparations and combinations of drugs ... With a Copious INDEX to the Whole. London, Printed for J. Hodges, 1752. Second edition, "with very large and useful additions, and improvements." viii, 758,  pp. Text printed in double columns and the index in triple columns. 20 x 12.5 cm. Octavo, old and worn calf, repaired. Early nineteenth-century ink ownership of Henry Morgan, of Cardiff, on front pastedown and title-page. Ex library, with a few ink stamps (front pastedown, half-title, and page v), a label on rear pastedown, and evidence of a shelf label on spine. The upper board has been re-hinged and is a replacement that doesn't match the original (lower) board. However, it is a serviceable job that doesn't draw attention. Rear endpapers renewed. The text is clean; and the volume is very good overall. From the title-page, the text contains "all the compositions directed in the London and Edinburgh Pharmacopoeias; together with others selected from the most celebrated writers in pharmacy and physic." (Wellcome III, p. 343).