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Histoire generale des drogues, traitant des plantes, des animaux, & des mineraux : ouvrage enrichy de plus de quatre cent figures en taille-douce tirée d'aprés nature : avec un discours qui explique leurs differens noms, les pays d'où elles viennent, la maniere de connoître les veritables d'avec les falsifiées, & leurs proprietez, où l'on découvre l'erreur des anciens & des modernes : le tout tres utile au public / par le sieur Pierre Pomet, marchand epicier & droguiste.

By: Pomet, Pierre, 1658-1699Language: French Publication details: A Paris : Et au Palais : Chez Jean-Baptiste Loyson, & Augustin Pillon ... ; Chez Estienne Ducastin ..., M.DC.XCIV. [1694] Description: 3 pts. in 1 ([12], 304 (i. e. 336) p.; 108 p.; 116, [38]) p. : ca. 400 ill (copperplate engravings), portSubject(s): Natural History -- 17th century | Zoology -- 17th century | Botany -- 17th century | Mineralogy -- 17th century | Materia Medica -- Early works to 1800 | Materia Medica -- 17th century | Pharmacognosy -- France -- 17th century | Medicinal Plants -- Early works to 1800 | Medicinal Plants -- France -- 17th century | Herbals -- Early works to 1800 | Herbals -- France -- 17th century | Botanical Illustration -- Early works to 1800 | Botanical Illustration -- France -- 17th century | Animal-derived Medicines -- 17th century | Mineral-derived Medicines -- 17th century
Contents:
Première partie. Des semences (Livre 1), Des racines (Livre II), Des bois (Livre III), Des ecorces (Livre IV), Des feuilles (Livre V), Des fleurs (Livre VI), Des fruits (Livre VII) -- Deuxième partie. Des animaux -- Troisième partie. Des fossiles (Livre I), Des minéraux (Livre II), Des bitumes (Livre III), Des pierres (Livre IV).
Summary: Pierre Pomet's Histoire generale des drogues was a manual not only of the substances now identified as 'drugs', but of a vast range of medicines, intoxicants, narcotics, dyestuffs, spices, foods and animal products. Pomet was the chief druggist to Louis XIV, 'the Sun King,' and also maintained a fashionable private practice in Paris as the proprietor of an apothecary's shop. His book represents a breakthrough in European understandings of the new medicines and natural products being opened up by British, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish expansion into the global tropics. The illustrations, in particular, are an advance on previous works.
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Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
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Hanbury Collection
615.7 POM (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Not for loan Hanbury Bequest 216576
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With a half title; title page in red and black; engraved head-pieces, tail-pieces, initials, portrait, and illustrations throughout.

Engraved portrait of Pomet signed: "A. le Clerc le Ieune fecit".

Includes indexes and Appendix at end.

p.233 i - p.264 xxxii bound between p.232 and p. 233 of first part.

Running headings incorrect: p.73-95, 99-101 headed Livre Premier/I instead of Livre Second/II; p.103 headed Livre Premier/I instead of Livre Troisieme/III; p.169 headed Livre Sixieme/VI instead of Livre Cinquieme/V.

Slip with annotations in Greek (?) inserted loosely between p.294 and p.295.

Première partie. Des semences (Livre 1), Des racines (Livre II), Des bois (Livre III), Des ecorces (Livre IV), Des feuilles (Livre V), Des fleurs (Livre VI), Des fruits (Livre VII) -- Deuxième partie. Des animaux -- Troisième partie. Des fossiles (Livre I), Des minéraux (Livre II), Des bitumes (Livre III), Des pierres (Livre IV).

Listed in: Knapman. RPS Library Catalogue, 7th ed. (1894). p. 459. Pomet ([Pierre]). Histoire generale des drogues. 1694.

BM STC French, 1601-1700, 1273; Hunt botanical cat., 391; Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, 3218; Wellcome cat. of printed books, IV, p. 411.

Pierre Pomet's Histoire generale des drogues was a manual not only of the substances now identified as 'drugs', but of a vast range of medicines, intoxicants, narcotics, dyestuffs, spices, foods and animal products. Pomet was the chief druggist to Louis XIV, 'the Sun King,' and also maintained a fashionable private practice in Paris as the proprietor of an apothecary's shop. His book represents a breakthrough in European understandings of the new medicines and natural products being opened up by British, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish expansion into the global tropics. The illustrations, in particular, are an advance on previous works.

Presented by Thomas Hanbury, November 1892. Formerly belonging to the late Daniel Hanbury.

Contains Hanbury Presentation Bookplate. Jo Backhopfer (?) inscribed in ink on t.p.; a very few pencil annotations in French and English in the margins. Previous Accession Number: 12484. Previous Classmark: 615.116. Previous location: Basement Store Shelf 47.2.