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      Sale 2457 | Lot 207
      Price Realized: $11,250With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2457 Lot 207

        CULPEPER, NICHOLAS. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis; or, The London Dispensatory. [24], 305, [35] pages. 8vo, 179x114 mm, contemporary panelled sheep, vertical crack in spine, ends chipped, joints and hinges reinforced, cover corners worn through, small piece of leather missing from bottom of front cover; margins trimmed close just entering text on preliminaries A2-3 and on pages 246 and 262 but otherwise affecting only some headlines or catchwords, contents toned with scattered foxing and ink spots, varying marginal soiling, rust hole in G4 touching a few letters, dampstaining in lower margins toward end. Signatures of Wiliam Whipple dated 1750 and James Simpson dated 1777. Boston: John Allen for Nicholas Boone, 1720

        Estimate $6,000 - 9,000

        first american edition of the first London pharmacopoeia, originally published in 1650. "This 1720 Boston edition . . . enjoys the triple distinction of being the first herbal, the first pharmacopoeia, and the first full-length medical book published in the American colonies"--Norman 542. Austin 591; Garrison-Morton 1828.2; Guerra a-48.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $11,250