Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1792. 8vo. xix, [i], 254,  pp., including an advertisement for the manufacturers of troy weights, glass measures, and laudanum phials, a. Contemporary tree calf, joints worn and cracked; waterstain to top corner of first quire. From the library of Nicholas I. Quackenbos with his small book label on the paste-down and his signature dated 1802 on title. Item #4149
Eighth Edinburgh edition. The Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia, compiled by the Royal College of Physicians, basically consists of a catalogue of drugs and preparations. It acted to standardize medical prescriptions and the substances used in treatment. The work first appeared in 1699; this is the eighth edition to have been printed in Edinburgh. The recipes incorporate everything from herbal remedies used by the ancients to the animal substances so popular at the time, and other ingredients in keeping with the latest researches in science and chemistry. Among the materials used are dired goats' blood, dried bees, crabs' claws and skins of toads.