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Recueil de quelques préparations, galeniques et chimiques: avec quelque recettes utiles et curieuses, pour servir aux pharmaciens, chirurgiens, aux personnes charitables, et aux curieux. Le tout tiré des meilleurs auteurs, taut anciens que modernes, [?] en 1758, augmenté ... corrigé et transcris à Huningue en haute Alsace; relie à Basel en Suisse, chez M. Samuel Haag, dans le courant du mois de Mars 1786

Ms. Codex 1780

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Recueil de quelques préparations, galeniques et chimiques: avec quelque recettes utiles et curieuses, pour servir aux pharmaciens, chirurgiens, aux personnes charitables, et aux curieux. Le tout tiré des meilleurs auteurs, taut anciens que modernes, [?] en 1758, augmenté ... corrigé et transcris à Huningue en haute Alsace; relie à Basel en Suisse, chez M. Samuel Haag, dans le courant du mois de Mars 1786
Date:
before 1786
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1780
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
French
Language Note:
In French.
Abstract:
An eighteenth century, leather-bound volume with a fish scale pattern spine stamped in gold and a label that reads "recettes diverses." The volume contains a collection of pharmaceutical recipes providing remedies for various ailments on 140 pages. Each page has a black ink double ruled border. A majority of the recipes have explanations for usage and dosage
Cite as:
Recueil de quelques préparations, galeniques et chimiques, before 1789, Ms. Codex 1780, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

This leather-bound volume has a fish scale pattern spine stamped in gold with a label that reads "recettes diverses." The volume contains a collection of pharmaceutical recipes providing remedies for various ailments on 140 pages. Each page has a black ink double ruled border. A majority of the recipes have explanations for usage and dosage. Medicinal preparations include elixirs, ointments, pills, plasters, powders, teas, and washes. Prescriptions for maladies such as dizziness, dropsy, dysentery, epilepsy, eye diseases, gonorrhea, hysterical vapors, rheumatism, ringworm, skin sores, seasickness, smallpox, and toothaches are included. Instructional passages appear in the volume such as how to alleviate a difficult labor, how to rescue a drowning person, how to save a person suffocated by vapors, and to aid newborns appearing to be dead. A section with an explanation of the intestines is included. Formulas for toiletries such as tooth powder and shaving cream are in the volume. There are also prescriptions to cure ailments of horses. In a different hand at the end of the volume on seventeen unnumbered pages are formulas for a variety of varnishes, paints, inks, and colors dated 1772. The author's name preceding "en 1758" has been effaced on the title page. There is an alphabetical index at the end of the volume. On the verso of the title page is a hand colored armorial device with the initials H. D. on a shield with a bassoon, a rifle, and a sword. Two animals, most likely dogs, flank the crowned oval shaped device. Written on the verso of the marbled endpaper and scratched in the front cover is H. Penchenier. The signature of A. Penchenier is on the verso of the first endpaper. The title page and leaves at end are in red and black ink.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  September 2016

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Justin Croft Antiquarian Books (Kent, England), 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Formularies
  • Manuscripts, French--18th century
  • Prescriptions
  • Recipes
Personal Name(s)
  • Haag, Samuel, binder
  • Penchenier, A., former owner
Subject(s)
  • Dyes and dying--Early works to 1800
  • Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--Early works to 1800
  • Pharmacy--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--Early works to 1800
  • Toilet preparations--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--Early works to 1800
  • Veterinary prescriptions--Early works to 1800

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Recueil de quelques préparations, galeniques et chimiques, before 1786.

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