London: No Publisher. Hard Cover. Good. Item #009485
Page pamphlet: Printed and sold by Henry Whitridge as the Southwest Corner of the Royal-Exchange, in Cornhill. London, 1763. The Monthly Review Printed For R. Griffiths, and sold by T. Becket, in Pall Mall. London: 1766. Marbled boards with leather binding, covered in gray/blue paper. Page pamphlet pagination: 2, 33, 1. The last leaf has a letter on the verso dated from February 25th of 1763. Monthly Review pagination: 569 pp, plus 7 pages of index. The pamphlet by John Page, 'Receipts for Preparing and Compounding the Principal Medicines' is bound at the rear of the Monthly Review, and contains recipes for various medicinal powders or pills, including sweating powders, paste for the fistula, a method for preparing antimony for the pill and the drop, etc. Originally produced by Joshua Ward, an English 'quack doctor,' whose medicines often contained antimony or arsenic (Dictionary of National Biography). The Monthly Review and the medicinal pamphlet are most likely from the collection of George Peabody, as this was purchased in a lot of others, some of which bear his signature. Containing the Peabody Institute bookplate on the inside front cover, which also states, Presented by George Peabody. George Peabody (1795-1869) is considered one of the first modern philanthropists, establishing trusts to help the poor, as well as founding the Peabody Institute. He gained much of his fortune from banking, eventually partnering with Junius Spencer Morgan, father of J.P. Morgan. Edited and published by Ralph Griffiths, the Monthly Review published works of criticism on many authors and books, providing bibliographic and historical information on many topics. Of note in this volume are several articles and extracts on Descartes, Newton, various countries, etc.; and many items on religious, scientific, literary and philosophical subjects. EX-LIBRARY, from the Peabody Institute. In GOOD condition. Covered in blue paper which has library shelving info on the spine. The paper bears some soiling, fading and scuffing. Covers reinforced along the interior hinges with cloth tape. Aforementioned bookplate present. Library ownership stamp and call numbers on the title pages. Small circular library stamp on a few pages in the text. Minor scattered foxing and soiling, a bit heavier to the title page. Minor toning to the pages. The Ward/Page pamphlet is rather foxed, with minor chipping along the upper edge.
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