PHARMACOPOEIA OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY. Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. First edition. 8vo. x, , 272 pp. Original green boards, rebacked to style with green paper and orange spine label. Ex-library, with bookplate on front pastedown, perforated stamp on title page and page 4, ink stamp on verso of title page. There is some soiling, spotting and a few edge tears throughout the volume.
Based on the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia with the addition of drugs indigenous to America, this first state pharmacopoeia listed 536 drugs and preparations and was somewhat ahead of its time in publishing the text in English. More than ninety percent of its articles were incorporated in the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America issued in 1820. (Sonnedecker, Kremers and Urdan's History of Pharmacy, 229-35; Austin 1222).