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A physical directory: or A translation of the dispensatory made by the Colledge of Physitians of London, and by them imposed upon all the apothecaries of England to make up their medicines by. Whereunto is added, the vertues of the simples, and compounds. And in this second edition are seven hundred eighty four additions the general heads whereof are these: viz. 1. The dose (or quantity to be taken at one time) and use, both of simples and compounds. 2. The method of ordering the body after sweating and purging medicines. 3. Cautions (to all ignorant people) upon all simples or compounds that are dangerous. With many other additions, in every page, marked with the letter A. The second edition much enlarged, by Nich. Culpeper gent. studient in physick.

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    SR - OS - 97.8/

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    [12], 140, 161-208, 219-242, [20] p. : port. ; 2°.

General note: Nicholas Culpeper's translation and reworking (with many additions) of the "Pharmacopoeia Londinensis". Frontis. portrait (A1v) of the author signed: Cross sculpsit. With indexes at end of text. With final advertisement leaf. Signatures: [A]² B-3S². Ink spots and brown staining throughout, slightly affecting text; MS. ink note about Culpeper's memorial underneath his portrait in an C18th hand UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C7541 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1978. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 813:4). Ownership and custodial history: Beisly bequest 1896 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Contemporary full calf, re-backed UK-SuSCL London : printed by Peter Cole, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the Printing-Press in Cornhil, near the Royal Exchange, 1650.