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Bulleins bulwarke of defence against all sicknesse, soarenesse, and vvoundes that doe dayly assaulte mankinde: which bulwarke is kept with Hilarius the gardener, Health the phisicion, with the chirurgian, to helpe the wounded souldiours. Gathered and practised from the most worthy learned, both olde and new: to the great comfort of mankinde / by VVilliam Bullein, Doctor of Phisicke. 1562.

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    SR - OS - 97.8

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    [4], 85, [9], 46, [2], 43, [9], 33, [2] leaves : illustrations ; 2°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: "Hereafter ensueth a litle dialogue betweene two men, the one called Sorenes, and the other Chyrurgi .." (divisional title), "The booke. of compoundes" (caption title), and "The booke of the vse of sicke men, and medicines" (divisional title) each have separate foliation; register is continuous. Includes indexes. Signatures: [par.]4 A-P6 Q4; 2A-2G6 2H4 2I²; 3A-3H6 3I4; 3a-3e6 3f6(-3f6). Stationer's Register: Entered to J. Kingston 2 March [1579.] D3, G5-6, K2, O2, 2D1, 2H1-2I2, 3A1-2, 3D2, 3D6, 3G6, 3H2-6, 3I1; 2A6 has section cut out half way down the page; Dialogue between Sorenes and chirurgi bound out of sequence at the end; extensive MS. ink underlining and notes in a contemporary hand UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 4034 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1943. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm (Early English books, 1475-1640; 182:05). Ownership and custodial history: MS. pencil notes in preliminaries in Beisly's hand; from the library of Revd. Sidney Beisly (d.1876); Beisly bequest 1896 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: C18th 1/2 calf with marbled paper boards, re-backed UK-SuSCL