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Every man his own doctor, compleated with an herbal: shewing, first, how every one may know his own constitution and complexion, by certain signs. Also the nature and faculties of all food; as well meats as drinks, whereby every man and woman may understand what is good or hurtful to them. Treating also of air, passions of mind, exercise of body, sleep, the use of tobacco, a new hot bath; venery, with an infallible secret to prevent the pox. Of the senses, proving six in number. his elixir proprietatis, and its use. The second part shews the full knowledg [sic] and cure of the pox, running of the reins, gout, dropsie, scurvy, consumptions and obstructions: agues. Shewing their causes and signs, danger and cure. The second edition, with additions. Viz. A treatise of melancholly and distraction, with government in cure. Also a compendious herbal, discovering the physical vertue of all herbs in this kingdom, and what planet rules each herb, and how to gather them in their planetary hours. Written by John Archer one of His Majesties physicians in ordinary.

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    SR - 97.7/

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    [16], 127, [1], 143, [9] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 8°.

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General note: With frontis. portrait (plate) of the author. The second part has separate dated title page; pagination is continuous. "A compendious herbal .. printed by E.C. for the author" has separate dated title page and pagination; register is continuous throughout. The last four leaves contain the "Elixir proprietatis", "Three experiments and inventions of the authors", and verses "To his worthy friend, Doctor Archer, on his new invented chariot". Signatures: A-S8 T4. Port. and T4; quire A damaged at upper outer corners, some repaired; MS. ink underlining and marginal marks (mainly astrological symbols) throughout UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), A3609 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 200x. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 198:13). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signature on tp. illegible, dated 1785; Beisly bequest 1896 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: C18th 1/2 calf with marbled paper boards, re-backed UK-SuSCL