Medical Plants

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Commelin, C.
Praeludia botanica ad publicas plantarum exoticarum demonstrationes dicta in Horto Medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maji 1702. ex auctoritate Nobilissimorum & Amplissimorum D. Consulum auspicatur. His accudent plantarum exoticarum, in praeludiis botanicis recensitarum, icones & descriptiones.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), J. du Vivie, 1715. 4to (25.1 x 20.2 cm). [viii], 86 pp.; 33 engravings pasted on folded leaves (one double-sized). Rebacked contemporary half goatskin with original speckled boards and original hand-stamped endpapers.
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A very rare and important work on exotic plants in which the Geranium Africanum is depicted for the first time
Le regne v...
Depuis, A., O. Reveil, et al.
Le regne végétal, divisé en traité de botanique générale, flore médicale, usuelle et industrielle, horticulture botanique et pratique, plantes agricoles et forestières, histoire biographique et bibliographique de la Botanique. [INCLUDING] Dictionnaire étymologique des termes de botanique. [Complete].
Paris, Théodore Morgand, 1864-1871. 17 volumes in 18 [11 text volumes; seven plate volumes] with over 4,200 pp.; and 411 (406 finely hand-coloured) engraved plates with more than 3,000 illustrations, and four large, double-folded engraved maps, printed in red and black. Large 4to (27.1 x 17.1-20.1 cm). Uniform contemporary boards; spines with two morocco labels with gilt titles.
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A rare complete set of this beautifully illustrated work
Du tabac,...
Gaffard, A.
Du tabac, son histoire, ses propriétés. Son usage nuisible à la santé, à la morale et aux grands intérêts sociaux. 2e Édition.
Paris & Limoges, Chapoulaud Frères, 1872. 12mo (16.8 x 11.1 cm). 184 pp.; two engraved plates. Original pictorial wrappers.
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Rare copy - inscribed by the author
De simplic...
Monardes, N.
De simplicibus medicamentis ex occidentali India delatis, quorum in medicina usus est. Nicolao Monardis Hispalensi Medico. Interprete Carolo Clusio atrebate. [AND] Simplicium medicamentorum ex nova orbe delatorum, quorum in medicina usus est, historiae liber tertius. Nicolao Monardes Hispalensi Medico: nunc verò primum Latio donatus, & notis illustrarus à Carolo Clusio a.
Antverpiae, Christophor Plantin, 1574-1582. Two works bound in one. 8vo (16.3 x 10.5 cm). 88, [vii] pp.; ten wood-engravings in the text of which six page-sized; 47 pp.; two text illustrations including one page-sized wood-engraving. Near comtemporary marbled wrappers. In new protective cloth box (18.2 x 12.4 x 1.9 cm) with gilt lettered label on the spine.
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Early contributions to the knowledge of New World medical plants
Neander, J.
Tabacologia, hoc est tabaci, seu Nicotianae descriptio medico-chirurgico-pharmaceutica, vel ejus praeparatio et usus in omnibus ferme corporis humani in commodis.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), Elzevier, 1626. 4to (21.4 x 15.7 cm). Engraved title page, engraved portrait of Neander; [xxxvi], 256, [iii] pp.; including nine page-sized engravings (with blank versos, i.e. plates) of tobacco plants, cultivation and curing of tobacco, pipes, etc. Contemporary vellum with script title in an old hand on the spine; slightly later endpapers.
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A very good copy of this rare early monograph on tobacco
Paulli, S.
Quadripartitum botanicum de simplicium medicamentorum facultatibus, in usus medicinae candidatorum, praxin medicam, Deo benedicente, auspicaturorum; nec non artis pharmaceuticus studiosorum concinnatum ex veterum et recentiorum decritis, ac observationibus,cum medicis, tum anatomicis, itemque multis, chymica principia ac humanior a studiaspectantibus, refertum. Additis dosibus purgantium. Magnopere desideratis, ex probatissimis practicis collectis. Una cum appendice & indicibus necessariis. [AND] Continuato appendicis ad opus quadripartitum botanicum. Continens indicem rerum omnium universalem, varium, multiplicem & curiosum, ut & syllabum in opere citatorum auctorum.
Argentorati [Strassbourg], S. Paulli, 1667-1668. Two parts in one. 4to (20.7 x 17.3 cm). Two engraved frontispieces, engraved portrait and one engraving representing his gift to the Danish King; title page in red and black, 62, 690 pp.; title page with engraved vignette, [vii], 59 pp.; four engraved plates of which one depicts plants with 14 figures, for a total of eight plates. Contemporary blind boards. Label with title in an old hand on the spine.
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Rare second enlarged edition of Paulli's major work, complete with the addition
Souza da Camara, M. De
Monographia do tabaco.
Lisboa, F. H. Da Costa Monteiro, 1896. Large 4to (29.0 x 22.4 cm). [vi], 320, lxxvi pp.; 64 text engravings (one on a large, folded sheet), one folded map. Slightly later half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments bordered with gilt lines, and with gilt title and date. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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Very rare monograph on tobacco printed in a fine script letter, and signed by the author
Die Kultur...
Tichomirow, W. A.
Die Kultur und Gewinnung des Thees auf Ceylon und in China.
St. Petersburg, A. Wienecke, 1892. 8vo (22.3 x 15.1 cm). 113 pp., three photographic plates (one double-sized). Original printed wrappers.
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A very rare work on tea cultures in Ceylon and in China
Flora Nori...
Volckamer, J. C. [AND S. Paulli]
Flora Noribergensis sive catalogus plantarum in agro Noribergensi, tum sponte nascentium quam exoticarum... ac medico praecipue Horto aliquot abhincannis enutritarum... [AND] Commentarius de abusu Tabaci Americanorum in Europe novo, quae ipsissima est Chamaeleagnos Dodonaei... [S. Paulli]
Noribergae, Michaellianis, 1700. 8vo (19.1 x 15.9 cm). [xx], 437, [iii] pp.; 25 engraved plates [AND] Strassburg, S. Paulli, 1681. Engraved title page, [lviii] pp, including dedication leaf with coat of arms, portrait of Paulli, 87, [xii] pp.; two large, double-folded engraved plates, related to the making of tea. Contemporary vellum with script titles in a neat old hand on the spine. Edges speckled red.
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Two rare works combined, including Paulli's early, influential study on the merits and dangers of tobacco and tea
Medical Bo...
Woodville, W.
Medical Botany, containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates of all the medicinal plants, indigenous and exotic, comprehended in the Materia Medica. Accompanied with a circumstantial detail of their medical virtues and effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most succesfully [sic] employed. Second edition. Revised, enlarged, and systematically arranged by the author (the whole to be comprised in 55 numbers, containing 274 plates, many of them new) ... to be continued monthly.
London, Phillips & Fardon, [1810]. Small folio (23.5 x 19.0 cm). 274 fine, hand-coloured engraved plates [numbered 1-111; 113-274, 181*], in 55 original printed wrappers.
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A rare complete plate-set with all the very seldom-seen original wrappers