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M B Cormack The First Book of Stones. Franklin Watts Inc.New York.1950 Thomas DickThe telescope and MicroscopeAmerican Sunday-School UnionPhiladelphia1851
93 pp,, grey cloth boards with a stamped design on the front cover of a hammer and a rock. There are numerous black and white illustrations on every page by M K Scott. The book starts with "Perhaps you don't know one stone from another - very few people do. But perhaps you have collected some stones already, because they were pretty or odd looking. You'd like to know what they are, where they came from, and what they are made of. This book answers your questions." The book continues to describe how to start a rock collection, how to identify rocks, how to go on a 'real collecting' trip, and even how to make shelves for your rock collection. The book's endpapers are diagrams of different stones described in the book. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4" . Cover have very minor edge wear, with several small stains on the front. The book itself has been bent in a slight upwards curve. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 192 pp. Green paper illustrated cover, some illustrations, monthly series. Part 1: The Telescope, invention of, description, types, uses, parts Part 2: The Microscope, invention of, objects that can be used Mostly text but with occasional diagrams of telescopes or illustrations of items seen under a microscope. 6" x 3 1/4. wear on cover, foxing throughout
John Martin and Roy Youmans How to Make Sky Pictures: A Star-Sticker Book, The Best of Fun, Happy Instruction, Original and New. Greenburg Publisher.New York.1935  Diabetes; When the human engine does not properly burn its fuel". Metropolitan Life..c1925
28 pp. illustrated boards. A sticker book meant to help children learn the different constellations in the sky, from Cassiopeia to Orion. The book came with gummed golden paper stars that you would then place on the drawing of the constellation. The book provides a brief overview of each constellation. Measures 11 x 81/2". . Moderate cover wear, edge wear due to rubbing. Interior pages are slightly toned due to age. There are gold star stickers on the majority of the constellations. 6 pp. Image of man fueling a furnace on front cover.   Discusses the fuel our bodies need, diabetes - its signs and causes, how insulin helps the diabetic and how to guard against diabetes.  One of the ways to guard against diabetes is "Infections of teeth, tonsils and other organs should be promptly treated and removed".   Hmmm..  Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/8"..
Robert Mercy, Uncle Frank, Hiram Hatchet Merry's Museum Parley's Magazine, Woodworth's Cabinet and Schoolfellow. Volume 34, No. 5. J N Stearns & Co..New York.November 1857 Francis L Woodworth Woodworth's Youth Cabinet, Volume 6, No. 1. D A Woodworth.New York.January 1851
36 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. The pages are numbered 129-160. Three magazines were combined, so that "all the attractions of each magazine will now be concentrated in one." The new magazine was instructive and moral, and featured a large number of woodcuts. A great variety of material was included such as bible stories, little moralized tales, fables, dialogues, poems, letters, puzzles, and games. There were often featured articles that would deal with geography, travel, natural history and with various industries and arts. A highlight of this particular volume is an excerpt detailing what attractions were found at Merry's Museum, such as a aquarium filled with fish, and the story of Cleopatra. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show minor wear, particularly around the edges. There are minor stains, toning and foxing throughout. Previous owner inscription on front cover. 42 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. Originally published as an anti-slavery newspaper, entitled the "Youth’s Cabinet", the magazine changed drastically when it was purchased by Francis C. Woodworth in 1846. Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet focused on geography and history, or on Christian morality. While there are some illustrations throughout, the pages are general dense with text and its stories are subjects are viewed through a narrow moral aperture. Some stories in this volume are: 'Cousin Helen and her Pets', 'The Deserted College', and 'Conscientious Obedience'. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show some wear, particularly around the edges. There is a small tear to the top of the binding. Moderate foxing and toning, the last few pages have heavy foxing. Minor penciling on a few interior pages.
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Adv trade card or business card for The Marks Adjustable Folding Chair Company Sole inventors, manufactures and proprietors of Surgical and Gynecological Chairs A flyer for Glyco-Thymoline, an alkaline antiseptic for the efficient treatment of inflammatory conditions of mucous membrane in all parts of the body, by Kress & Wren Company.
Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845. J.L. Comstock. Elements of Chemistry, In Which the Recent Discoveries in the Science are Included and its Doctrines Familiarly Explained. Robinson, Pratt, and Co..New York.1843
36 pp  Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845. 420 pp. Leather cover, illustrations, index in back of book. "Illustrated by numerous engravings and designed for the use of schools and academies." The author intends to "explain the elements and doctrines of the science in sufficient detail." Book is broken into four parts. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4". heavy wear in leather cover, top cover beginning to detach, foxing
The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical,.  Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1. A Treatise on Indigestion and its Consequences, called Nervous and Bilious Complaints; with Observations on the Organic Diseases, in which some they sometimes terminate.  A.P.W. Philip James Crissy Philadelphia 1824
50 pp   Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1.  The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical Science, edited by S. W. Butler, M.D 195 pp. Brown leather cover, no illustrations, Fourth Edition with some additional observations. A Treatise on Indigestion contains information and observations relating to the physical ailments. The chapters list the symptoms, causes, treatments of first, second, and third stages of indigestion. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" wear on cover, foxing throughout, one page has torn edge but does not effect text, possible water damage on lower right side, inscribed
H. SteinachBayerisches Industrie- & Gewerbeblatt (Bavarian Industry and Trade Sheet: weekly periodical with quarterly issues from the committee of the polytechnic association in Munich)Polytechnic AssociationMunich1887 Advertising Blotter - Phillip's Indian Herb Cough Cure - Image from photographs of Bulldog and Toddler with a Rifle. ..
186 pp. Leather with applied marble cover, stamped Franklin Institute on inside cover, mostly text with illustrations and plates. XIX. Jahrgang. Neue Folge. 10" x 7" A 3 3/8" x 6 1/2" advertising blotter printed in black and white with two images from photographs.  The first is a bulldog sitting at attention.  Captioned "I am Barking For Phillips' Indian Herb Cough Cure.  Nature's Best Remedy for Coughs, Colds and La Grippe.  manufactured only by A. J. Phillips, Norwood, NY USA. The seond image is a toddler holding a rifle and wearing a bullet belt.  It is captioned "Shoot that cough with Papa's Indian Herb Cough Cure.   It will do thee good." The reverse is blank.  Light to moderate wear..
New England Botanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849. The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications.  Jabez Hogg Herbert Ingram and Co London 1855
New EnglandBotanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849. 457 pp. Green blind embossed gilt cover, frontispiece, illustrated with approximately 500 engravings, 15 plates, 23 pages at the end contain advertising. The book contains information about the microscope and the history, use, directions, and specimens. 9" x 5 1/2" Wear on cover, spine has tears, binding broken, some foxing, pages in front loose
To Escape Optiphosis, Advertising Brochure for Curtis Lighting Palmer's Manual of Cage Birds Presented by Solon Palmers Perfumer & Toilet Soap Makers. Solon.New York.1879
"Glare is the gangster of light," this brochure claims in its opening salvo. It continues on to declare "It beats upon your brain with the bludgeon of brilliance. It strips you of stamina, rifles you reserve and plucks your power, and makes off with you energy." Serving as an advertisement for Curtis Lighting, this brochure features their product 'X-Ray Reflectors', which is an indirect lighting element that cuts down on the glare you would get from direct lighting. The small brochure continues on to say that it helps with optiphosis, which according to 'lighting engineers' and optical science is any illness that can be caused by a harsh glare, such as headaches, loss of productivity, and nausea. The brochure itself is printed in black with green accents used in the designs or illustrations. The front cover has a wonderful art deco influenced illustration of eyes with light beams hitting their pupils. Single fold brochure. Measures 7" x 3 1/2" (folded), 7" x 7" (unfolded) A 32 pp booklet providing information how to catch  and tame birds, bird food, cages, breeding, extensive information on diseases and remedies followed by general remarks, the canary, breeding, singing, molting and varieties.  The remainder of the book focuses on Palmer's products including perfumes, soaps, lotions and other remedies.  Illustrated covers.  Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". .
 Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo.. Probabilities - An Edwardian era guide to signals used by the Government Weather Bureau, the implications on house paint and other Prognostications indicating changes in the weather. Lowe Brothers Company.Dayton, OH.c1910
A 32 pp booklet printed by the maker of Dr. Henry's World's Tonic and Blood Purifer and Dr Henry's Root and Plant Pills. Available for two three-cent postage stamps. An array of popular interests of the day including wood-cut engravings with children's verses, songs with music and verse, Language of Flowers, Marriage Guidance, Facts about the Bible, Language of the Handkerchief, Definition of Dreams and of course many testimonials for the products.  Back cover is a wood cut of a stylized bird with a talk bubble that reads "Quack"  creating a potent while chanting a verse about quackery and why you should use Dr. Henry's instead. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".. An 8 pp booklet with full color covers and in-text illustrations throughout.   The purpose of the booklet is to education predominantly homeowners on reading and understanding the weather and more importantly how Lowe Brothers has created paints to withstand any weather conditions. It also includes lists of prognostications such as "If larks fly high and sing long, expect fine weather" and "In winter, when the sound of the breakers on the shore is unusually distinct, frost is indicated".  Additionally it includes tips regarding selection and use of house paint finally - How to Foretell Results when Painting, which concludes that Lowe's High Standard Paint will give the best results. .
Rev. J. L. BlakeFirst Book in Astronomy, Adapted to the Use of Common Schools.Lincoln and EdmandsBoston1831 Preston's Complete Time Table (A Perpetual Calendar), and Preston's Tables of Interest
115 pp. Applied illustrated cover over blue cloth, frontispiece, illustrations, plates. Contains lessons in astronomy, including diagrams, descriptions, and accounts of planetary and celestial topics. Dictionary at end. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" 54 pages, Green cloth over board. This item is two books in one: Preston's Complete Time Table, and Preston's Tables of Interest. There were bound together by the publisher. The first is a perpetual calendar which allows the reader to figure out the "number of days from any dat in any given month to any date in any other given month. The second book allows the reader to figure out the "interest on any sum from one dollar to five hundred dollars" when that interest is computed at 6 percent. Measures 10 1/2" x 8".
Prospectus and Promotional materials for selling Egyptian Regulator Tea. ..c1900 The Blood Washing Method:a restorative and creative revelation for ideal perfection. Dr. Benedict Lust Publishing Co..New YOrk.1923
24 pp prospectus and promotional brochure encouraging individuals to become sales agent for the Egyptian Drug Company selling Egyptian Regulator Tea. A buy low, sell high scheme including illustrations and text promoting the teas effect on indigestion, pimple, boils, old sores, ulcers, dyspepsia, corpulency, sick headache, rheumatism, nervous debility, neuralgia and premature old age.  Additionally includes numerous testimonials. The back cover depicts a scene on the plantations of the Egyptian Drug company, at Karnak, Upper Egypt.  Additionally, includes an order form and a single fold pamphlet titled "The Secret of Beauty"  with before and after illustrations to be disseminated with the product.  With original envelope.  Brochures measure8 1/2" x 6". . Popular. Edition.  Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust.  The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an "internal bath", the consumption of "Inner-Clean" taken daily, following Ehret's Mucusless Diet and much more.  This is follwed by pages of diagrams illustrating the tehnic(sp) of the Blood-Washing Method. This is only part one.  Part II begins on page 13. The inside covers promote "Yungborn", in Butler NJ - The Original Nature Cure Resort and Recreation Home, Dr. Lust's Health Resort, Tangerine FLA and a promotion for Lust "A Dignified Profession -- Doctor of Naturopathy.  The last pages of the book promote such things as Cure by Water - The Kneipp Method,  The Nature Method of Healing by F. E. Bliz, and much more.  Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Fading on cover.. Dr. Benedict Lust. President of the American Naturopathic Association, Dean American School of Naturopathy and Editor of "Naturopath" Magazine.
Manuscript Cures for Hydrophobia & Cancer. .. The Practical Fish-Fancier: A Popular Guide of Useful Information on the Study and Culture of Fresh Water Aquarium Fish
A 10" x 6" page that appears to have been removed from a ledger or journal with two entries that appear to be in different hands. The first is a cure for hydrophobia that entails mixing elecampane root, a puff of madder and a quart of new milk brought to boil in a water bath.  This mixture is taken multiple times for several days. The second is a cure for cancer using white ash branches that have been burned to ash, making a strong lye boil as strong as possible, with lard and flour to make a plaster.Applied to Cancer for 48 hours "the torture endured by the patient is something horrible".  This is followed by a half-strength plaster for three weeks, at the end of which "the cancer can be drawn out with ease and the patient is cured" Reverse is blank.  No indication as to author, date, local etc.  c1880s.. 21 pp, green illustrated covers. First Edition; 1000. Page count from book does not include the seven (7) plates. An instructional guide on how to keep fresh water fish alive and happy in an aquarium. The guide covers everything from habitat, to how to differentiate between the sexes to how-to construction an aquarium. The book comes with an seven full page illustrations, one of which is in color. The Illustrations were modeled after actual photographs and with the exception of one page which depicts the numbers award ribbons the author has won, the pages depict fish, plants, and parts of an aquarium. Each picture is numbered and at the back of the book is an index of the illustration. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/4".
T.K. Taylor. The Pocket Physician or Domestic Medical Adviser; Designed for both Married & Single; . . Boston. 1852 C Williams Child's Natural History of Birds. Loomis and Peck .Philadelphia.1847
128 pp. Blue blind stamp gilt cover, 27 page introduction, index in back of book. Common symptoms, and treatments. Contains a catalog of medicines. The book covers very personal ailments and situations such as abortion, masturbation, conception, and menstruation as well as more acceptable discussions as asthma, heartburn, and palpitations. 4 1/2" x 3" some staining on cover, some foxing, spine loosening in areas, hand corrected address on title page and page 98's advertisement for the reader 191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding with gilt stamp of eagle. Gilt fore edge. Miniature book. There are forty -seven (47) different birds described in this book. The bird's size, characteristics, coloring, migratory habits, and habitats are detailed for the reader. Each section also comes with a picture of the birds it's describing. Therefore, including the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-eight (48) wood cut, black and white illustrations. The last page of the book lists other "miniature juvenile" produced by the publisher Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4".  . Moderate to heavy cover wear, particularly on the back strip. The interior pages show moderated toning and some foxing due to age.  The first two interior blank pages have inscriptions by previous owners, both in pen and pencil.
Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia. Booklet - Antiphlogistine an external application for Inflammation and congestion
A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover. A 16 pp booklet  with color litho wraps.  Color illustrations throughout.  The product claims to deplete inflamed areas, maintian moist heat, stimulate reflexes and bleeds but saves the blood.   A paste or plaster applied to the effected area.   It's therapeutic action is to keep the blood circulating in the diseased area.   Used to treat deep-seated inflammation, pneumonia, superficial structures, cancers, rheumatism and gout, synovitis, sprains, pleurisy, consumption, tubercular pleurisy, erysipelas, felons, croup,  and many other conditions.  Each condition has instructions on application. Agents in the U.S. Great Britain, Australia, Tasmania, Mexico, New Zealand, India, Cuba and Hawaii.  Measures 7" x 4 1/2".
 1869 Valedictory Address of Toland Medical College,by L.C. Lane Professor of Anatomy. Published at the Request of the Class; Spears & Co. SanFrancisco. 1869. . .. Synopsis of a Course of Lectures on Anatomy and Surgery.  Magnus Falconar  London 1777
An 18 pp pamphlet with paper wraps. An address to the Gentleman of the Graduating Class, November 4, 1869. In 1858 California surgeon Elias Samuel Cooper organized the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific with a board of trustees consisting of ten clergymen and three physicians. The first session opened in May 1859, with a class of ten attending lectures in materia medica, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and medical jurisprudence. Dr. Cooper's death in 1862 brought confusion to the new school, and in 1864 the Pacific Medical faculty "suspended" activities and joined Dr. Hugh Toland in his efforts to found a viable medical school in San Francisco. As San Francisco's population continued to grow, Hugh Toland's influence and wealth also increased, earning an estimated $40,000 per year. In 1864, he decided to establish a medical school in San Francisco and purchased land for that purpose in North Beach, at Stockton and Francisco, opposite the San Francisco City and County Hospital. A handsome building was soon completed, and Toland Medical College was open for enrolment. Clinical instruction and dissecting experience were the centerpieces of Toland's educational program, reflecting his training and experience in Parisian hospitals where clinical findings were carefully correlated with autopsy results." http://history.library.ucsf.edu/1868_hospitals.html 5 ¾” x 8 ¼” . 238 pp. marbles cover with leather spine, text interspersed with blank pages. Synopsis describes medical procedures for surgery and the anatomy of the human body. It is separated into four lectures, Introduction to the Study of Anatomy, Osteology, Myology, and Angiology. 8 1/2" x 5" Some missing pages at front, inscribed and has hand written notes, foxing throughout, wear on cover
A group of 33 Correspondence from Various Automobile  Manufactures to an Albany, NY area Auto Distributor/Dealer, all from 1914-1915. ..  A collection of 16 plus Burnett's Floral Handbooks. Joseph Burnett & Co..Boston, MA.1861-1881
Content includes manufactures' handling of dealership requirements, commissions, handling of consumer matters; both sales and complaints.  Companies represented include:The Enger Motor Car Co.,  The  Selden Car, Marion Motor Cars, Lewis Cars, Regal Motor Cars,Ford Motor Cars, Oakland King Regal, Pierce Arrow, Skinner Motor Cars (Packard, Chalmers, Dodge), General Electric (Maxwell-Briscoe car) and Sutdebaker.  Related merchants include: Kenwell & Brown - Garage and Repair Shop and Exide Battery Depots. Content includes Negotiated price on a Studebaker was $14,000; that on a lingering Marion "Six $1,400. Lack or delays in replacement parts Cost of a battery $199--complete with rubber jars Negotiation of an agency territory for Saratoga, Washington & Warren counties (NY state) Details on the Selden passenger bus including various vehicle specifications and financing arrangements. The possible change from a 12 to a 6 cylinder care for Selden in 1917. A collection of 16 Burnett's Floral Handbooks and a single-fold card spanning 20 years. The first is from 1861 and is a two in one booklet. The Burnett's section features information on Burnett's Cocoaine for the Hair in Cocoa-nut Oil,Jonas Whitcomb's Remedy for Asthma, Standard Flavoring Extracts including Lemon, Vanilla, Rose, Almond, Nectarine, Celery, Orange, Peach, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves and Ginger followed by numerous testimonials.  This fills the first 12 pp of the book. The second half is reverse and is titled "Cupid's Advice for Packer's Tar Soap.  There is no reference to the Language of Flowers.  The next booklet from 1866  has the changed sustaining format of the Ladies Calendar, including a yearly calendar, Language of Flowers & Illustrations of flowers with interpretations of their language.  Eventually they also included Language of Precious Stones. Format changed to 32 pp. 4 5/8" x 3". An insert page reads "It is hoped the accompanying Floral Hand-book (revised and improved) will prove an acceptable visitor. The "Language of Flowers" is the most complete and reliable ever published, and together with the Provers, Aphorism, Poetical Gems &c, will afford instruction and pastime for dull hours.   Our object, as will be seen, is to bring to you notice our several Standard Preparations for the Toilet, &c., which are now favorably known throughout the country. Joseph Burnett & Co. Each subsequent addition was updated with additional products and current testimonials. The cover illustrations depict the romanticism of the Victorian era through the mid 1870s when they begin reflecting the influences of popular culture. 1878 cover features the Japonesque influence.   In 1879 a single fold card features Egyptian Revival while subsequent handbooks feature travel to exotic lands. Finally a Spanish language edition that appears to be from the late 1870s-early 1880s covers influenced by the Aesthetic Art Movement.  Years include 1861,1866, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1875, 1876, 1876(2), 1877,1878, 1878(2), 1878(3) 1879, 1880,1881, 1881(2) and two undates..
Uncut Engraving  Patriotic Perpetual Calendar, American Flag, George Washington.c1820-30 [Historical Memorabilia] [Railroad] Report on the southern route of the proposed railroad from West Chester to Philadelphia by Edward F. Gay, civil engineer, January 8th, 1851.
An 8    x 11  sheet with engraved patriotic imagery designed to be cut and assembled to create a perpetual calendar. Two (2) tabs to be cut and inserted to provide the days of the week and the months and the days in a month. Excellent. Corner clip on sheet margin.. . Includes a five (5) page report, Opinions of Richard Strode, John Marshall, John Hickman on the subject of the Direct Railroad, March 19, 1852.  Manuscript documents include an opinion by Richard Storde indicating the railway will be finished within two (2) years and pay a two percent per annum to the stock holders and a counter opinion by J. Marshall indicating it will not be finished in two years and that it should not pay one percent per annum.  A paper confirming the establishment of the Telegraphic connection, a notice of a meeting and a roll-call and the acknowledgment of the second installation to subscription of stock in the West Chester and Philadelphia RailRoad Company. .
 Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
A collection of post cards introduced in five series of thirty created by renown artists of the day. Of the 150 cards this offering includes 119 original unused post cards and 31 photocopies  of the original cards (place holders).  The images were created by the artist, usually designed after one of their original works but making the Vin Mariani the featured element.  Many of the cards are captioned with reference to the product.  Other artists created completely new concepts to promote the tonic.   Each card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". As an example, the artists in the first series Paul Avril,   F. Roybet,  Ch, Waltner,  Lévy-Dhurmer,  G, Meunier,  Paul Renouard,  H, Berteaux,  Muenier,  Mucha,  Hermann Paul,  Eug, Murer,  Lacault,  Ribéra,  K, Adler,  Léon Glaize,  Le Sidaner,  Paul-Albert Laurens,  Louis Noël,  Ferigoule,  A, Lalauze,  Hagborg,  Atalaya,  W, Bouguereau,  A, Maignan,  J, Cheret,  De Richemont,  Bigot,  Sem,  Léandre and  L, Vallet. .   At age 25, in 1863,  Angelo Mariani marketed a patent medicine called Vin Tonique Mariani a la Coca de Perou. Based on Bordeaux wind infused with three varietals of coca leaves in the bottle. It was immediately applauded as an ideal stomach stimulant, analgesic on the air passages and vocal chords, appetite suppressant, antidepressant and treatment against anemia.   Dosed as a small glass to be taken 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.  Each ounce contained 6 mg of cocaine.  Loved by kings and queens, popes and presidents, scientists and inventors, writers and dancers and more. Testimonials filled 15 leather -bound published volumes.