London: Printed for T. Longman, 1761. Early Edition. Leather bound. 5 1/8 X 8 1/2 Inches. 704 PP plus Index and Catalog of Books. Good +. Item #827
Thirteenth Edition in period morocco leather. Five raised hubs to spine. Known as an Apothecary and medical writer, Quincy translated several medical books during his lifetime. Many of his treatments involved "essential oils" and the usual plants and herbs of the time. The "Pharmacopaeia Officinalis" gives instructions on the creation and usage of hundreds of medicines to cure everything from baldness to worms. Covers are ruled in gold and board edges retain much of the original black dentille work. Two PO names on ffep and one on interior page at end of text. Slight foxing and toning. Hinges are cracked, but binding is holding nicely. A bit of scuffing to boards. Overall, a nice copy that shows it's age, but presents well.