The title page is digitized from the fourth edition of this seminal work responsible for exposing dangerous adulterations to foods and beverages. Food and drug purity legislation followed later in the nineteenth century.
Title page features an illustration of an urn that reads "there is death in the pot; 2 Kings C.IV. V.40," a verse from the bible. A skull sits on top of the urn with snakes intertwined around the urn. Foliage surrounds the urn suggesting the placement of the urn within a cemetery.
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