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ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS. Pharmacopoeia collegii regalis medicorum londinensis.

Dublin. Impensis Gulielmi Wilson, 1772.
12mo. [4], 93pp, [11]. Interleaved throughout, with very occasional inked and pencilled annotations. Finely bound in contemporary (Irish?) gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints, some marking. Marbled endpapers, lower margin of leaf K4 shaved, else internally clean and crisp.
A rare Dublin-printed edition of the Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis, the first standardised national pharmaceutical work, first printed by royal decree in 1618. Compiled by members of the Royal College of Physicians of London with the primary intention of regulating the composition of medicinal compounds, the work had the subsidiary aim of enforcing the College's monopoly, recently threatened by the newly founded Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.

ESTC records copies at two locations in the British Isles (Bristol and Manchester), and none elsewhere.
ESTC T170961.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 14862