PHARMACIST

[ William Allan, Quaker scientist and abolitionist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm. Allan') to R. H. Marten

Author: 
William Allan (1770-1843), Quaker scientist and abolitionist [ R. H. Marten [ Robert Humphrey Marten ] (1763-1839) of Broadway House, Plaistow, City merchant and Baptist minister ]
Publication details: 
No place. 19 November 1827.
£80.00

Allan was an associate of Humphry Davy and Luke Howard. 1p., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He begins by sending his condolences to Marten's family 'on the present severe trial with which it has pleased Providence to visit you' (the death of the second of Marten's three wives?), and continues with pious sentiments: 'To you the Stroke, although expected, must be heavy – but it is some consolation, that the amiable Sufferer is released from Pain, & from the troubles of this Life, and is gone to receive her reward'. Eight lines follow in the same tone.

[ Printed French pamphlet. ] Apioline Chapoteaut Nouveau dérivé extrait de l'apium petroselinum. Observations physiologiques et cliniques.

Author: 
P. Chapoteaut, French pharmacist and chemist, discoverer of the active ingredient of the plant parsley, which he named Apioline
Publication details: 
Paris: Berger-Levrault et Cie. 1892.
£120.00

40pp., 12mo. Disbound pamphlet, in yellow printed wraps with a list of Chapoteaut's publications on the back cover. In fair condition, on aged and browned paper, in browned wraps with slight damage along spine from disbinding. Pp.3-16 are divided into 'Partie Chimique et Pharmacologique', 'Physiologie' and 'Applications Thérapeutiques'. Pp.17-40 carry case studies. Apioline is used to stimulate menstruation. Scarce: no copy on WorldCat, COPAC, or in the Bibliotheque Nationale.

Account or Record Books (TWO)

Author: 
[ Nineteenth Century Chemist's or Pharmacist's ]
Publication details: 
Central London, 1893-4 and 1895-6
£100.00

Two volumes, 18 x 40cms, covers grubby but contents good. All customers are listed in an index (some have multiple references), and information is given throughout as follows: Date (day, month, year)(the day of the week is given e.g. "Die veneris"), at the head of the page, customer's names (occasionally "Anon." or servant girl or barmaid or elderly man) and a number (commencing 12069, suggesting how many books preceded the survivors), details of what is supplied, (sometimes instructions fo dosage, etc.), initialled or signed by the chemist, and the cost.

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr. Webster'.

Author: 
Jacob Bell (1810-1859), English pharmacist and Liberal Member of Parliament for St Albans
Publication details: 
26 December 1851; 13 Langham Place [London].
£28.00

12mo: 2 pp. Sixteen lines of text. Good, on aged paper, with a strip from the previous mount adhering at the head of the reverse. Docketed in a contemporary hand 'Jacob Bell' and 'M. P. for St. Albans 1851.' He thanks him for taking the trouble to search 'the last document which fortunately is found much to my surprise in a store room in my own house'. He 'cannot account for the accident' and apologises once again.

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