1855 · [Rochester, NY]
The Library Company of Philadelphia's catalogue record for this work reports "Nehemiah Osburn (1801–92), prominent Rochester businessman, built Osburn House at Main and St. Paul," and that his wife Sarah Ann Van Schuyver Osburn (1806–92) was a successful businesswoman, her eponymous firm specializing in patent and popular medicines for ailments of the mouth.
"To prevent fraud, the written signature of the proprietor, S.A. Osburn, will be written upon the wrapper[of the bottle], without which none is genuine. Sold, wholesale and retail, by N. Osburn, corner of Main and St. Paul Streets, Rochester, N.Y., general agent for the United States" (p. ) — this copy without that signature.
Printed testimonials on p. 4 are dated 1847 and 1855, and a charming wood engraving on p. 1 shows a woman administering medicine to a sick woman in her bed.
Searches of WorldCat locate only four U.S. libraries reporting ownership (PPL, NRU-Med, MWA, NRMW). Folded, as issued. => A clean, attractive piece of medical-commercial ephemera. (Inventory #: 38410)