Paris: G. Rongier, 1889. Two volumes. 8vo. vi, [i], 6-648; [iv], 775 pp. Contemporary morocco-backed mottled boards, rubbed. Item #4199
Second edition of Volume I, first edition of Volume II of Dupuy’s foundational work on alkaloids, a group of naturally-occurring chemical compounds that mostly contain basic nitrogen atoms. The treatise examines the history of the compound as well as the medical usages and effects.