GRAY'S SUPPLEMENT TO THE PHARMACOPOEIA: Being a Concise But Comprehensive Dispensatory and Manual of Facts and Formulae, for the Chemist and Druggist and Medical Practitioner, TOGETHER with GRAY'S PHARMACEUTICAL QUIZ COMPEND (2 books).
Edition: First thus.
London: Longman and Co, Simpkin and Co., et al. 1847. An edition "entirely re-written, re-arranged and considerably enlarged" of a work first published in 1818. Includes a new preface. In addition to information on compounding formulae, this lists over 3000 plants. The index alone is 93 pp. viii, 1118 pp. This massive book is here offered together with a genuinely concise student's version from 1927 - Gray, H. C.; revised by H. D. Thornburn. A CONDENSED COMPENDIUM OF PHARMACEUTICAL KNOWLEDGE: A Quiz Book. Chicago: M. M. Gray & Co., Publishers, 1927. Sixteenth edition, revised to conform with the U. S. Pharmacopoeia, Tenth Decennial Revision and the National Formulary, Fifth Revision. "Designed for the use of pharmaceutical students preparing themselves for examination in colleges of pharmacy, and before the pharmaceutical examining boards of the various states." In addition, the authors hope that this will be useful to busy clerks in retail settings. Includes many definitions, abbreviations, maximum dosages, etc, plus a section with miscellaneous questions. 284 pp. plus 4 pp index. ISBN: vbf5.
Condition: Good overall in the original publishers dark brown half calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt titling on the spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the covers, toning to the pages, and some minor foxing, discoloration to the edges of some pages. The binding is sturdy and the book is easily readable. Bookplate of Bullock and Crenshaw, Druggists, Philadelphia on front pastedown. The second book, Gray's Pharmaceutical Quiz Compend (to use the short title on the cover), is in very good in dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering on front cover Previous owner's name on front pastedown, some rubbing to the covers and toning to the pages, but overall tight and sturdy.