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PECHLIN, Johann Nicolai (1644-1706). De purgantium medicamentorum facultatibus exercitatio nova. Leiden and Amsterdam: Abraham, Daniel and Adrian à Gaasbeek, 1672.
PECHLIN, Johann Nicolai (1644-1706). De purgantium medicamentorum facultatibus exercitatio nova. Leiden and Amsterdam: Abraham, Daniel and Adrian à Gaasbeek, 1672.

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PECHLIN, Johann Nicolai (1644-1706). De purgantium medicamentorum facultatibus exercitatio nova. Leiden and Amsterdam: Abraham, Daniel and Adrian à Gaasbeek, 1672.

8o (153 x 95 mm). Additional engraved title-page, 4 folding engraved plates, and 3 folding tables (some minor spotting to tables, small tears to a few plates). Contemporary vellum, later morocco spine label (covers slightly bowed, some minor soiling). Provenance: Richard Frewin (ca 1681-1761), noted doctor and professor of ancient history at Oxford (signature on front pastedown dated 1701).

FIRST EDITION of Pechlin's treatise on purgatives. It contains the first published description of the lymphoid follicles in the small intestine which have come to be known as "Peyer's patches." The engraved title-page and illustrations for this work were engraved by the celebrated book illustrator Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708). However the work is not included in Landwehr, Romeyn de Hooghe as Book Illustrator (1970). Garrison-Morton 1100; Waller 7273; Wellcome IV, p.325.

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