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Treasure of Eton College Library: 550 Years of Collecting

By Quarrie, Paul

New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library and The Provost and Fellows of Eton College, 1990. 122 pp. 237 items. More than 60 illustrations including four in color. Light soiling with some bumps to corners. Heavy card stock covers, inside fine. Contents: Foreward by Charles E. Pierce, Jr.; Foreward By Chistopher Burge; Preface by Paul Quarrie; Eton College, School & Collections; From Foundation to 1600 (Nos. 1-11); The Seventeenth Century (12-30); The Eighteenth Century (31-82); The Nineteenth Century and Later (83-94); Oriental Manuscripts (95-97); Armenian Printing (98-104); Bookbindings (105-123); Schoolbooks, Calssical and Others (124-147); Schoolbooks Printed at Eton (148-154); Thomas Gray: The Poet of Eton (155-167); Etoniana (168-175); The Topham Collection (176-222); The Roman Drawings at Parrocel (211-222); English Watercolors (223-237); References cited. Highlight: early autograph dfaft of Gray's Elegy; Herodotus, Historiae, texxt in the hand of Joannes Argyropoulos, Florence, mid-Fiffteenth Century; . Wraps. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.97

Drugs and Pharmacy in Prints: An Exhibition of Prints and Drawings from The Collection of William H. Helfand On the Occasion of Canada's Centennial: Toronto, Canada; August, 1967
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Drugs and Pharmacy in Prints: An Exhibition of Prints and Drawings from The Collection of William H. Helfand On the Occasion of Canada's Centennial: Toronto, Canada; August, 1967

By Helfand, William H

Toronto, 1967. 53 pp. including 16 b&w plates. 120 items. Light bumping to fore edge, inside fine. Contents: Introduction; Pharmacists and Apothecaries; Pharmacists Dispensing Medicines; Doctors Giving Medicine to Patients; John Bull and His Doctors; Patients Taking Medicines; The Taste of Medicines; Individual Subjects--Portraits; Individual Subjects--Caricatures; James Morison; Quacks and Quackery; Advertising; The Drug Store; Drug Store Interiors; Diseases and Illnesses; Death; Other Subjects. ''The group chosen for display in this exhibit includes caricatures, portraits, broadsides, and labels; there is even a card from a Victorian Peep Show. The prints include woodcuts, engravings and etchings, lithographs, and drawings. The people included range from the well-known (Napoleon, Gladstone, and Presidents Cleveland and McKinley) to the obscure; Many of the prints have some political significance while others comment on some of the social or professional problems of the day.'' Illustrated here are Der Apothecker: Engraving by Caspar Luyken, 1695; ¤ Tinct, Reform; Comp: Engraving by John Tenniel from Punch, 1887; ¤ Donnez-moi la premiere chose venue. Lithograph by J. J. Grandeville from La Caricature, 1832; ¤ Madame Bovary taking a jar of poison from the shelves of M. Homais' Pharmacy. Lithograph from Flaubert's Madame Bovary by Michael Cirry, c. 1955; ¤ James Graham (Emperor of Quacks) following a women. Engraving by John Kay, 1785; ¤ Mimi Veron croit avoir enfin trouve le veritable moyen de pulveriser son ennemi. Lithograph by Honore Daumier from Le Charivari, 1850; ¤ Esculape se mettant en garde pour defendre energiquement sa position. Lithograph by Honore Daumier from Le Charivari, 1859; ¤ Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer. Engraved Label, 1854; ¤ Hostetter's Celebrated Stomach Bitters. Engraved advertisement, c. 1870; ¤ Apothecaries' Hall, Pilgrim St. Engraving by J. Hinchliff, 1831; ¤ Serenissimo Atq. Celsissimo Principi Ac Domino, Anonymous engraving, c. 1700; ¤ Death's Dispensary. Engraving by Dalziel from Fun, 1866; . Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$29.00

Fifty English Medical Books: 1525-1640; Exhibition in the Trent Room Duke School of Medicine Library; April 19-21, 1956
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Fifty English Medical Books: 1525-1640; Exhibition in the Trent Room Duke School of Medicine Library; April 19-21, 1956

By Schuman, Henry; Alexander, Martha; compilers

Durham, North Carolina: Duke School of Medicine Library, 1956. 34 pp. 50 items. Bumping to top and bottom of spine, with short (less than 1/4-inch) spilits. Sewn wraps illustrated by a portrait of Thomas Gale from his Certain Workes of Chirurgerie, 1563 [No. 19]. From the Josiah C. Trent collection in the history of medicine, an annotated catalogue of the exhibition. Compiled by Henry Schuman and Martha Alexander. . Wraps. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.97