A Short Attempt to Recommend the Study of Botanical Analogy, in Investigating the Properties of Medicines from the Vegetable Kingdom.

London: G. Robinson and C. Elliott, 1784. 1st Edition. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Collation [55]pp. Text is clean.
“The great object of the present author is to point out a more close and intimate connection between botany and medicine, by showing that the more natural botanical arrangements contain medicines of very similar powers. The different genera, for instance, are composed of species whose medical properties strongly resemble each other; and the natural orders are generally distinguished by at least a family likeness;…
The author confesses that his attempt is not new. He has quoted Petiver, Hoffman, and Hasselquist, in the first volume of the Amænitates Academicae, as his predecessors. Yet the indistinct and imperfect accounts of these authors are frequently supplied, in this little tract. We meet with some ether facts some of which we do not recollect in them and some which indeed they could not have known.”(The Critical Review or Annals of Literature.London, 1783 p. 259-260. Item #0000816

First and only edition listed in ESTC under this title, rare, showing only four copies in U.S. libraries, bound in full calf, dry, contents clean, with the half-title present.

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