Lancaster [Penna.]: Printed for the Author and Publishers, John Bear, Printer, 1840. Second edition. 12mo, contemporary calf, gilt ruled spine, tan morocco label to the lower portion of the spine lettered in gilt, 303 pages. Spine slightly rubbed; some light foxing throughout; a very good copy. Item #18038
A handsome copy of a detailed botanic physician handbook in the manner of Thomson, a reissue of the uncommon 1833 edition, with much on the properties of plants, diagnostic guides, doses, etc.; an 1883 history of Lancaster County, Penna. notes that Cooper was living just outside Hinkletown in 1839, and that he bragged he could teach a student more in one summer than he could learn from most botanic physicians in five years; this brief biographical squib further notes, “From all accounts his renown never spread outside Hincklestown.” Cooper rounds out his book with an essay from James Hamilton on the pernicious effects of mercury. Atwater 787.