London, South Kensington
13 April 2006
CULPEPER, Nicholas (1616-1654). The English Physitian Enlarged. London: by John Streater, 1671. 8°. (Top margins cut quite close, paper flaw in fore-margin of F7, small rust-hole in Q1, some browning, a little waterstaining). Contemporary blindstamped panelled calf (rebacked). Provenance: N. Edmonds, 1829 (signature on front pastedown).
A rare edition of Culpeper's extraordinarily popular work on astrological botany and sympathetic medicine which went through upward of twenty editions in the seventeenth century in spite of vigorous criticism from William Cole and others. In spite of the erratic collation the book is complete. Wing C7508 (locating only the copies at DNLM and Yale Medical Library).
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