1789. Item #89789
CULLEN, William. A TREATISE OF THE MATERIA MEDICA. Vol. I. Edinburgh: Printed. re-printed for, and sold by, J. Crukshank and R. Campbell, Philadelphia, R. Hodge, S. Campbell, and T. Allen, New York. 1789. . Volume 1 (of 2) only. First authorized American edtion. xiv, 312 pp. 8vo., full calf, worn, with weak hinges. Front free endpaper is missing, as is the top half of the half-title page, and a thin strip has been clipped along the top-edge of the title-page (10 mm in depth). Ex-library, with a few stamps and labels. Text is very good; binding as is. This work is an expansion and a corrective to the author's popular LECTURES ON MATERIA MEDICA (1773), which had been pirated, and even translated into foreign languages, in incomplete and/or inaccurate editions. (see HEIRS OF HIPPOCRATES 906; WELLCOME II, p 413; GARRISON-MORTON 1838 for the British ed.; Austin, EARLY AMER. MED. IMPRINTS 587.).