[Sir Robert Peel, Tory Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police.] Armorial 'Drayton Manor' bookplate of 'Right Honble. Sir Robert Peel, Bart.'

Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), Tory Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police
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Dating from after 1830, when Peel inherited the baronetcy from his father.

Peel's father Sir Robert Peel (1750-1830), 1st Baronet, took possession of Drayton Manor, Tamworth, in 1796, and the family moved in four years later. The bookplate cannot be the father's, as he was not a 'Right Honble.' member of the Privy Council, while his son was. The bookplate is a black and white steel-engraving on an 8 x 6 cm slip of paper. In fair condition, aged and worn, with light diagonal crease. The arms are topped by the words 'Drayton Manor', with 'Right Honble. | Sir Robert Peel, Bart.' at foot.

[ Printed French pamphlet. ] Apioline Chapoteaut Nouveau dérivé extrait de l'apium petroselinum. Observations physiologiques et cliniques.

P. Chapoteaut, French pharmacist and chemist, discoverer of the active ingredient of the plant parsley, which he named Apioline
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Paris: Berger-Levrault et Cie. 1892.

40pp., 12mo. Disbound pamphlet, in yellow printed wraps with a list of Chapoteaut's publications on the back cover. In fair condition, on aged and browned paper, in browned wraps with slight damage along spine from disbinding. Pp.3-16 are divided into 'Partie Chimique et Pharmacologique', 'Physiologie' and 'Applications Thérapeutiques'. Pp.17-40 carry case studies. Apioline is used to stimulate menstruation. Scarce: no copy on WorldCat, COPAC, or in the Bibliotheque Nationale.

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