Philadelphia: Solomon W. Conrad, 1818. First American edition. Original paper boards. 8vo (21.4 x 13.5 cm) Contemporary cloth spine on paper boards, wear to ends of spine, hinges and edges of boards. Red morocco label with autonr and title gilt. Collation: vi, viii, -170 (viii), [2-Ads]pp. Text with usual age browning, some spotting and foxing. Gnawing at tail near gutter pp. v-xiii. There is some misplacement of several leaves but the book is complete. Very Good. Item #0000316
This is the first translation of Orfila's "Traite des Poisons" (1814-1815) into English, making it readily available to an American audience. Orfila's treatise on poisons is an extensive treatment of toxicologic forensics that deals with medical practices to be employed following poisoning, especially from wines.