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Pharmacopoeia Londinensis: or The London dispensatory further adorned by the studies and collections of the fellows, now living of the said colledg. In this sixt edition you may find, 1 Three hundred useful additions. 2 All the notes that were in the margent are brought into the book between two such crotchets at these [ ] 3 On the top of the pages of this impression is printed, the sixt edition, much enlarged. 4 The vertues, qualities, and properties of every simple. 5 The vertues and use of the compounds. 6 Cautions in giving al [sic] medicines that are dangerous. 7 All rhe [sic] medicines that were in the old Latin dispensatory, and are left out in the new Latin one, are printed in this sixt impression in English, with their vertues. 8 A key to Galen's Method of physick, containing thirty three chapters. 9 In every page two columns. 10 In this impression, the Latin name of every one of the compounds is printed, and in what page of the new folio Latin book they are to be found. By Nich. Culpeper, Gent. student in physick and astrology.

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    SR - 97.8/

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    [28], 107, [1], 191-341, [5], 343-377, [33] p. ; 8°

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General note: Nicholas Culpeper's translation and reworking (with many additions) of the "Pharmacopoeia Londinensis". "Originally published in 1649 under title: A physicall directory, or, A translation of the London dispensatory, made by the College of Physicians in London"--NUC pre-1956 imprints. With a vertical half-title: Culpepers Dispensatory in English. Numerous pages duplicated. "A key to Galen's method of physick" has separate dated title page; text continues pagination on p. 343; register is continuous. Includes indexes. Signatures: *4 A8 B² C8 ²C8 D-G8 I6 2A-2I8 2K4 [2L²] 2M-2P8 2Q². *1r and I6v are blank. In this edition, title page is bordered by double row of type ornaments, the imprint is in three lines and item 8 of the title begins "A key to Galen's Method". *1 (half-title); t.p. ruled in red UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), C7530 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1979. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 980:9). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signatures: "Chas. Walmesley, 1799" on front fly leaf, and "Chas. Walmesley" on t.p., undated; purchased from P.J. and A.E. Dobell, 8 Bruton Street, London, 1929 UK-SuSCL