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The Indian Nectar, or, A discourse concerning Chocolata : Wherein the Nature of the Cacao-nut, and the other Ingredients of that Composition, is examined, and stated according to the Judgment and Experience of the Indians, and Spanish writers, who lived in the Indies, and others; with sundry additional Observations made in England: The ways of compounding and preparing Chocolata are enquired into; its Effects, as to its alimental and Venereal quality, as well as Medicinal (especially in Hypochondriacal Melancholy) are fully debated. Together with a Spagyrical Analysis of the Cacao-nut, performed by that excellent Chymist, Monsieur le Febure, Chymist to His Majesty. / By Henry Stubbe.

Stubbe, Henry, 1632-1676.

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London : Printed by J.C. for Andrew Crook at the Sign of the Green Dragon in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1662.

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16 unnumbered pages, 184 pages ; 17 cm (8vo)


Includes: The judgment of Roblez a licentiate physician in Peru concerning cacao, and chocolata (p. 169-174); An account of the distillation of the cacao-nut perform'd by Mr. Le Febure (p. 175-181)
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Christies via Phelps Note: Binding: Late 19th cent. blind-tooled brown morocco. Bookplate of John Yudkin (1910-1995) X181798

Publications note

Wing (2nd ed.) S6049
Mueller, W. Bibliographie des Kaffee p. 199-200.
ESTC R32737
Sabin, 93224
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), S6049


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