12mo, pp. , viii, 564, with 4 folding tables; closed marginal tear (without loss) to pp. 303-304, a very few light marks, some creasing to corners towards end; very good in contemporary quarter sheep, marbled boards, vellum corners, spine filleted and lettered in gilt; some worming and wear at head and foot of spine, marbled paper mostly gone from upper cover, some wear to board edges, rear free endpaper excised; contemporary short list of names to front free endpaper.
Added to your basket:
Manuel complet des aspirans au doctorat en médicine, ou recueil des questions que comporte la matière des cinq examens, d’après l’ordre établi par la faculté de médicine de Paris; avec toutes les réponses qui y correspondent. Par une société de médecins. Premier examen.
Scarce first edition of this pocket-sized student handbook, arranged in question and answer format, aimed at Parisian students cramming for their viva voce medical exams.
Divided into four chapters, the Manuel covers natural history (botany and medical zoology), chemistry (mineral, vegetable, and animal), physics (mechanics, accoustics, heat, light, and electricity), and pharmacology (detailing various medicines and recipes), with a total of 462 questions.
No copies traced in the UK. OCLC records three copies in the US (Harvard, NLM, Yale).
You may also be interested in...
THE MIRACULOUS ‘SWEDISH POWDER’ [MIRACLE CURE.]
Seemingly unrecorded pamphlet extolling the virtues of ‘Swedish Powder’, sold at the Hôtel du Grand-Cerf on the rue Saint-Denis for the treatment and prevention of several ailments, but especially for the ‘most unfortunate symptoms of venereal disease’.
ELECTROCUTING THE DEAD CREVE, Carl Caspar.
Vom Metallreize, einem neuentdeckten untrüglichen Prüfungsmittel des wahren Todes. Mit einer Kupfertafel.
First edition of this uncommon contribution to the medical literature surrounding proof of death, an issue widely debated by lawyers and physicians in the later eighteenth century, especially in Germany.