The Dispensatory of the Royal College of physicians in London:

Quincy (John)

The Dispensatory of the Royal College of physicians in London:

With some notes relating to the manner of composition, and remarks on the changes made in most of the officinal medicines, from their first prescribers down to the present practice.

Description: FIRST QUINCY EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece of the RCP, attractive woodcut head- and tail-pieces,a little browned around the edges, one or two spots here and there, minor damp-staining at the beginning, stub afterQ7, ?a cancel, pp. [xvi], 362, [16], 8vo, modern calf backed marbled boards, twin green lettering pieces, 'DISP' in ink at top of fore-edges, ownership inscription at head of title of Elizab[eth] Johnson, with contemporary annotations

Publication Details: Printed by W. Bowyer, for R. Knaplock, B. Took, D. Midwinter, R. Smith, W. and J. Innys, and J. Osborn, 1721

Notes: John Quincy (d. 1722), apothecary and physician, was apprenticed to an apothecary, and afterwards practised as an apothecary in London. He was a dissenter and a whig, a friend of Richard Mead, and an enemy of John Woodward ... Quincy's English Dispensatory (1721), which had run to twelve editions by 1749, contains a complete account of the materia medica and of therapeutics, and many of the prescriptions contained in it had long-lasting popularity' (ODNB, ;previous version' : the 'latest version' inexplicably gives 1718 as the date of the first edition. 1718 is the date of Pharmacopoeia offic...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T61388)

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Price: £750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1721

Stock Number: 65851

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