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BORCH, Ole (latinized to Olaus Borrichius) (1626-1690). De somno et somniferis… Copenhagen: Danielem Paulli, 1683.

Small 4to (184 x 150 mm). Title-page vignette, tail-piece vignette. (Browning throughout). Full gilt-lettered modern roan (light rubbing to extremities, small marred spot on upper cover). Provenance: Dr. William Sargant (armorial bookplate); see Sotheby’s New York sale, 27-28 October 1969.

Early edition (third?) of this analysis of the sleep-induced properties of papaver somniferum (opium poppy). Originally published in 1680 by the celebrated bibliographer of alchemy and defender of Hermetics. Wellcome II:206 (1681 edition). A Horowitz high spot.

 BORCH, Ole (latinized to Olaus Borrichius) (1626-1690). De ...
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