Paris: Crochard, 1818. First Edition. hardcover. 238pp., 16mo, contemporary tree calf, ornately gilt spine; (lightly dampstained on first few pages). Paris: Crochard, 1818. First Edition. Very good.
"Orfila, pioneer toxicologist, was the leading medico-legal expert of his time. He was born in Minorca, studied at Valencia, Barcelona and Paris, and was one of the founders of the Academie de Medicine. He was a popular teacher, and is particularly remembered for his writings on toxicology." GM p. 327.