Istanbul: Mekteb-i tibbiye-i Sahane, 1868. Small 8vo. 4 pp., [4 pp.], 137 pp.,  pp. of lithographed text (some foxing or staining). Contemporary Turkish brown goatskin richly gilt (slight wear to binding extremities), original yellow endpapers with relief floral pattern (missing front endpaper). Occasional old annotations on the first pages. Very good. Item #3889
A FINE OTTOMAN BINDING ON AN UNLIKELY SUBJECT: POISONS.
This scarce Ottoman book on poisons in animals, plants and minerals was published by the Imperial Medical School in Istanbul. The author, Mehmed Nuri (ca. 1844-1883), received a doctoral degree in 1858, and was a teacher of medicine, and later of civil medicine at the Ottoman Military Medical School. He authored several important medical books and articles and also translated foreign scientific literature. Mehmed Nuri was also one of the founders of Ottoman Society of Medicine.
We could trace two institutional examples of this work in Worldcat: Orient-Institut in Istanbul and University of California, Los Angeles.