Philadelphia: Printed by A. Bartram, for Thomas Dobson, 1806. First edition. Copperplate engravings. Full leather. Octavo. xvi, 787 pages. Near fine. Bound in full calf over boards with red spine label titled in gilt. Present binding looks to be mid-19th century. Textblock slightly trimmed. A few scuffs and edge peels to exterior boards, but still quite handsome and sound.
This book was the first attempt at a standardized description of drugs and their preparation for medical use in the United States. Dr. Coxe studied in Edinburgh and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1794. He was an early and enthusiastic advocate of vaccination.
A nice copy of this American medical milestone. Prior ownership signature of S. Gridley at top fore corner of title page.