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Auction 90, Lot 402

"Drosera, or Indian Sovereign Remedy for Palpitation of the Heart",

Subject: Advertisement

Period: 1870 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.2 x 9 inches
15.7 x 22.9 cm

This is an original medical broadsheet issued by Bowker & Merrill, West Charleston, VT. It advertises a tonic that is "no catch-penny offered to the public for the purpose of fraudulent gain, or a panacea for all ills, but a true and scientific preparation offered to those who are afflicted with Palpitation or that class of diseases called nervous, which are among the most distressing that afflict the human family". Together with an original bottle label for the same product. Broadside fine, label with a damp stain.


Condition: A

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $25

Closed on 3/15/2000