Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bookcover, "A Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons..." 1820

A lovely bookcover, circa 1820, for the headily titled A treatise on adulterations of food and culinary poisons : exhibiting the fraudulent sophistications of bread, beer, wine, spirituous liquors, tea, coffee, cream, confectionery, vinegar, mustard, pepper, cheese, olive oil, pickles and other articles employed in domestic economy ; and methods of detecting them, by Friedrich Christian Accum.

You can find out more about this book by clicking here. Image via The Chemical Heritage Foundation's Flickr Site. Found via Wunderkammer blog.


Life (Sciences) said...

Fantastic cover! said...

is this for sale...? any other suggestions on developing a collection/resources for obtaining first edition/antique/rare texts relating to poisons, murder and/or psycopathology?

Camella Lobo said...

Beautiful! Those serpents framing the cover are amazing. I didn't notice them right away.