1693 Charas Pharmacopee Royale Medicine Antidotes Viper Poisons Plague Chemistry

CHARAS, Moyse

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Moyse Charas was a 17th-century French pharmacist known for publishing medical formulas and reports on ‘Galenic’ chemistry. His most important and best work was ‘Pharmacopee Royale.’ First published in 1676, ‘Pharmacopee’ included descriptions and formulas for medicines such as theriac and orvietan and other antidotes used for animal bites, poisons, scorpion stings, and even the plague! It is also one of the first books to contain comprehensive classifications of chemical elements and compounds – a precursor to the periodic table of elements – a table that contained only nine elements.

 

This impressive 1693 French edition features 6 full-page engravings illustrating various chemistry experiments and instruments.

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1693 Charas Pharmacopee Royale Medicine Antidotes Viper Poisons Plague Chemistry

 

Moyse Charas was a 17th-century French pharmacist known for publishing medical formulas and reports on ‘Galenic’ chemistry. His most important and best work was ‘Pharmacopee Royale.’ First published in 1676, ‘Pharmacopee’ included descriptions and formulas for medicines such as theriac and orvietan and other antidotes used for animal bites, poisons, scorpion stings, and even the plague! It is also one of the first books to contain comprehensive classifications of chemical elements and compounds – a precursor to the periodic table of elements – a table that contained only nine elements.

 

This impressive 1693 French edition features 6 full-page engravings illustrating various chemistry experiments and instruments.

 

Item number: #3768

Price: $950

 

CHARAS, Moyse

 

Pharmacopée royale galenique et chymique

 

Lyon : Chez Anisson & Posuel, 1693.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1
    • I – [14], 448, [10]
    • II – [2], 430 (i.e. 428), [36]
    • 6 engraved plates
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9.25in X 7.25in (23.5cm x 19cm)

 

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3768

Category

Medicine & Science

Authors

CHARAS, Moyse

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete