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BUTLER, [Charles]. Butler's medicine chest directory, and family catalogue of drugs, chemicals, etc...

Dublin. Printed for Messrs. Butler, Medical Hall, 1832. Third edition.
12mo. viii, [1], viii-ix, [1], 227pp, [1]. With an additional engraved title page and one further engraved plate. Contemporary [4]pp advertisement for London based chemists Blake, Sandford & Blake bound to rear. Bound by John Pritchard of Carnarvon [i.e. Caernarvon] in contemporary gilt-tooled red calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and scored. Marbled endpapers, binder's ticket and contemporary armorial bookplate of Newborough to FEP.
A revised and enlarged edition, in an incongruously elaborate binding, of a popular Dublin-printed medical vade mecum designed for domestic use first published in 1825.

Little is known of Welsh bookbinder John Pritchard and his successors; of their work Ramsden remarks: 'All their work is rather rough, and they were primarily stationers in all probability'.
Ramsden 135.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 24520