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HALL, John (1575-1635). Select observations on English Bodies: Or, Cures both Empericall and Historicall, performed upon very eminent Persons in desperate Diseases. Translated from Latin into English by James Cooke. London: John Sherley, 1657.
12o (139 x 72 mm). (Small repair on title affecting a few letters, some marginal repairs on preliminary leaves and final leaf, some printed borders redrawn at repair, lacking A1 [longitudinal label? or blank?].) Modern calf antique. Provenance: Myron Prinzmetal (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. "Hall was Shakespeare's son-in-law, having married Shakespeare's elder daughter Susanna in 1607; his Select observations is interesting primarily as a piece of medical Shakespeareana" (Norman). RARE, not in Garrison-Morton, Wellcome, Waller or Osler. NLM/Krivatsy 5217 (imperfect, lacking longitudinal label [A1?]); Wing H-356; Norman 971.
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