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Book Description
Original manuscript Pharmacist’s notebook, the front cover stamped "C. J. Allan, Chemist and Family Grocer, Camborne", while the first page states "C. F. Bennett in account with Pearce Hall & Allan, Nov. 22nd, 1894". Each page consists of between one and three recipes, each ingredient having a measure in chemist's shorthand. The mix of some 93 products, both commonplace and exotic sounding, are facinating, ranging from items such as Poor Man's Friend, Fly Water, Mixed Spice, Horse Powders, Chilblain Liniment, Volatile Essence, Acid Kali, Rondeletia, Eau de Cologne, Quinine Tooth Powder, Wilson's Rosemary Cream, Hall's Rosemary Cream, Burnell's Pills, to Heal All Ointment, Transparent Pomade, Furniture Polish, French Polish, Hartshorn Oil, Hall's Vermin Killer, Devonshire Oils, Chlorodyne, Sedative & Soothing Powders, Foot Rot Unguent, Ginger Beer Powders, Black Ink, Liquid Cochineal, and much more besides.
Author [PHARMACY].
Date 1894
Binding bound in original red roan, upper board lettered in black, lower stamped with advert for Bovril, some chipping and wear to extremities.
Publisher [Camborne, West Cornwall],
Condition (100 x 160mm) of 47 pages (including 6 blank pages) containing hand-written chemist's or pharmacist's recipes for a wide variety of pills and powders;

Price: £275.00

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