Coca and Its Therapeutic Application

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    Third Edition.

    23cm x 15.5cm. 67 pages, 5 plates, [1] advertisement, frontispiece, black and white illustrations in the text. Blue cloth, gilt lettering, blind decoration.

    Third Edition in English of the influential cocaine monograph by the inventor of the first coca wine (vin Mariani) which became a popular medicinal tonic in Europe and America from the 1860s and was the forerunner to Coca-Cola. An ardent entrepreneur Mariani marketed heavily the curative properties of his spirited beverage, of which this monograph played an important part. The plates of this third edition include a series of cross-sections of the coca plant and an analysis of its parts. Vin Mariani advertisement on the final page.

    Some soiling to cloth at spine tail and near tail of upper board. Very minor bumping to boards with a very minor split to lower joint at crown. The front free endpaper is brittle at the gutter and splitting, the binding otherwise firm. Good Condition.

    $600.00 AUD

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