Urdang, George, and F. W. Nitardy >>
Title Squibb Ancient Pharmacy, the : A Catalogue of the Collection
Book Condition Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher N. Y. : E. R. Squibb & Sons; 1940
Seller ID 20197
190 pages; 12mo (7.25") 18 cm; Small hardcover, brown buckram cloth, 190 glossy pages, b/w floorplan, 1102 exhibits listed and described, of which about 400 are shown in b/w photos. ; Guide to exhibit gallery at E. R. Squibb & Sons headquarters in New York, known as Squibb Ancient Pharmacy or Squibb Medieval Drugstore. Text by George Urdang and Ferdinand William Nitardy. Foreword by Theodore Weicker. ; Fascinating guide to collection of 15th- to 19th-century pharmaceutical apparatus including antique glass jars with alchemical symbols, mortars of bronze and marble, ornate porcelain containers, medieval manuscripts, etc, etc. ; Edges show a touch of foxing. Lettering is bright on spine, a bit duller on front, but quite readable. Former owner (Roland T. Lakey, noted chemist, researcher and dean, College of Pharmacy, Wayne State University, Detroit) signed and dated 3/25/40 on front endpaper in fountain pen. No other defects. Scarce.