A Companion to the Medicine Chest, with plain rules for taking the medicines in the cure of diseases. By Thomas Hollis... to which are added rules for restoring suspended animation, from drowning. [WITH:] To the Public. The unparalleled success attending the use of Dr. Ward's Vegetable Asthmatic Pills. " ... induced the proprietor to put them up in some convenient form with directions …"

Boston: J. Howe, Printer, no. 39 Merchant's Row; D. Hooton, printer, [1834].

Booklet, single sheet, folded in eight (17 x 10 cm.), printed recto and verso, 7, [1] pages (twice, printed same both sides). FIRST EDITION. A brief manual of recipes, a short materia medica, offered by Boston's Thomas Hollis, Druggist and Apothecary. The title continues, "list of articles contained in the chest", followed by a table of contents, "Emetics, Physical Billious Pills, Jalap and Calomel, Rhubarb... Camphor, Tarlington's Balsam of Life, Laudanus, Essence of Peppermint, Elixir Palegoric, White Vitriol, etc." The final section covers artificial respiration. On the rear panel, Hollis offers actual medicine chests, "for ships or families... medicine chests put up very cheap, with medicine of the first quality, and designed for fishing and coastal vessels." as well as a number of inks, lemon syrup, and soda. Small chip from rear panel, not effecting text. [WITH:] Broadside (29 x 22 cm.). Publication information from OCLC record. A small broadside advertising Dr. Ward's Asthmatic Pills a patent medicine offered as an anti-tussive agent by Hollis. Printed with an interlocking border of ringlets. Trimmed a bit close. Still very good. [OCLC locates one copy (UMich. Clements Library)].

Price: $450.00