202. [TRADE CATALOGUE]. LABADIE, Julio. 1885 Precios corrientes de instrumentos de cirugía medicina e higiene de la drogueria de la profesa de Julio Labadie Calle de la profesa Número 5 Frente al Hotel Nacional México unica sucursal de toda la República de la afamada fábrica Mathieu 113 Boulevard St. Germain, Paris. Este catálogo anula al anterior [wrapper title]. Mexico: Imprenta de Francisco Díaz de León, 1885. , 66 pp., numerous wood-engraved text illustrations (surgical instruments). 8vo, original terracotta pictorial wrappers printed in black, brown, and silver. Wraps lightly chipped with a few water spots, upper wrapper partially detached, interior very fine.
This unusual Mexican trade catalogue is not in Palau. Labadie was the agent for the famed French medical manufacturer Mathieu, and all the instruments shown here are from that source. The catalogue is extremely interesting documentation for types of medical instruments at the end of the nineteenth century and available to medical doctors in Mexico. The last page lists antiseptic preparations made according to Lister’s formulas. This trade catalogue is also a very inventive Mexican imprint by Francisco Díaz de León (1837-1903), who was Maximilian’s official printer and who with Joaquín García Icazbalceta and Santiago White founded the printing establishment that was for years considered the best in all of Mexico. ($200-400)
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