Rare Victorian apothecary – Chemists & Druggists diary – 1899


Rare antique Victorian Chemists & Druggists diary.

Used in a London apothecary shop over the year 1899.

A wonderful early example comprising of advertising of the time for Chemists, along with a years diary and directory for hospitals, surgeons and medical suppliers.

This is a particularly rare example as it’s full of hand written entries from the apothecary who it was originally owned by. One of three we have available.

The entries are for the full year.

We have tried to convey with the listing photographs the contents but unfortunately it’s very extensive so we can only show a small number of the advertisements etc.

This is a wonderful time capsule of Victorian London, and are highly sought after.

Generally examples do not have the hand written sections are they are lacking sections.

The diaries were used daily by chemists for reference, making notes, sourcing the latest remedies etc.

There are hundreds of advertisements for various medicines of the time, chemist shop fitters, suppliers of apparatus, new products of the time.

Truly amazing reading.

An absolute must for a serious collector.

This would make an ideal prop.

Due to the number of adverts etc we can only show a selection of these. There are hundreds over the contents.

It’s condition is surprisingly good as this is an early example. These were made to be used daily and is has survived well.

Some wear and tear to the spine, all pages present.

A few pages loose. Please consult the listing images for a good illustration of overall condition.

This is one of three 19th century diaries we have available.

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