(New Lebanon, N. Y. Tilden & Co.), [ca. 1858-1860]. First edition. 16mo, original lithographic pictorial wrappers, 3.38 x 2.31 inches,  pages. Wrappers a little soiled; a very good copy. Item #18545
“We issue this list to answer the many inquiries concerning the doses of our preparations. The directions of the U. S. Dispensatory edition, 1858, for the administration of the crude material, have been taken as the basis for the calculation of doses when officinal.” This handy booklet does not include the formulae for compounding the medicines, though it does offer some endorsements of a few selected extracts manufactured for Tilden & Co.—including Cannabis Indica, “Phrenic, anaesthetic, antispasmodic, and hypnotic. Unlike opium, it does not constipate the bowels, lessen the appetite, create nausea, produce dryness of the tongue, check pulmonary secretions, or produce headache. Used with success in hysteria, chorea, gout, neuralgia, acute and sub-acute rheumatism, tetanus, hydrophobia, and the like.” The attractive lithographic wrappers by Robertson, Seibert & Shearman, 93 Fulton St., New York, show a fine, bucolic view of the Tilden & Co. plant in New Lebanon; this lithography partnership dissolved in 1861. (See Jay T. Last, The Color Explosion: Nineteenth Century American Lithography.) Early pencil test signatures on the final page over an advertisement for the Tilden & Co. Book of Formulae. Not found on OCLC.