The Dispensary: a Poem in Six Canto's
The Dispensary: a Poem in Six Canto's

The Dispensary: a Poem in Six Canto's

London, Eng. John Nutt, 1699. 3d Edition. Hardcover. "The Third Edition, Corrected by the Author." [22], 94 p.: engraved frontispiece; 20 cm. 8vo. Expertly rebacked with the original leather spine label reattached and the original leather on the boards, decorated in a variant of the Cambridge style: sprinkled calf with plain central panels set off by blind-tooled borders. Modern endpapers. Includes the original list of subscribers to the dispensary, dated 22 Dec. 1696. Manuscript notations in the text explaining some of the fictitious or abbreviated names. Engraved bookplate of the John Ruhräh Fund of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. Oval stamp of the library at the foot of the title page and the first and last pages of text. Withdrawn stamp at foot of back of title page. A satire on the opponents of the dispensary organized by the Royal College of Physicians, written by an English physician who had advocated the establishment of such dispensaries for the relief of the sick poor, to guard against the greed of the apothecaries. This mock heroic poem went through three editions in 1699, the year of its publication. In Very Good+ Condition: ex-library, as described above; original leather is rubbed and stained; pages are clean and tight. Very Good +. Item #000954

Price: $225.00