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A medicinal dispensatory, containing the vvhole body of physick: discovering the natures, properties, and vertues of vegetables, minerals, animals: the manner of compounding medicaments, and the way to administer them. Methodically digested in five books of philosophical and pharmaceutical institutions; three books of physical materials galenical and chymical. Together with a most perfect and absolute pharmacopoea or apothecaries shop. Accommodated with three useful tables. Composed by the illustrious Renodæus, Chief Physician to the Monarch of France; and now Englished and revised, by Richard Tomlinson of London, apothecary.

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    SR OS - OS - 97.8/

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    [28], 94, 97-168, 159-174, 177-216, [8], 217-346, 349-383, 385-404, 377-472, [6], 471-472, 481-738, [12] p., [1] leaf of plates ; 2°.

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With an added engraved title page: Renodæus his dispensatory: containing the whole body of pharmacy. Translated by Rich. Tomlinson aApothecary 1657. Engraved title page = plate. English translation of: Dispensatorium medicum. Includes index. "Three books of medicinal materials" has separate dated title page on 2F4r; pagination and register are continuous. "The pharmaceutrical shop" has separate dated title page on 3N1r; pagination and register are continuous. Signatures: [a]4(-a4) b-g4 B-2F4 *4 2G-3F4 ²3A-5B4 5C²(-5C2). Cf. Wing R1037 sqq., similar 1657 issues printed for several other publishers. Addl. engr. tp. damaged and mounted; 3B1 and [superscript2]3B1 torn; [a]2-3 and 5C1 torn and repaired; slight worm damage on foredges, not affecting text Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink on tp. verso: "[Ri]chde Seidell Pr. 8d March 22 1696"; purchased November 2002 from Lawson catalogue 306, No. 79 Binding Information: Modern full sprinkled calf with blind tooling and red leather spine label, by C.E.W. 2002 UK-SuSCL