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The English physician, or An astrologo-physical discourse of the vulgar herbs of this nation. Being a compleat method of physick, whereby a man may preserve his body in health; or cure himself, being sick, for three pence charge, with such things onely as grow in England, they being most fit for English bodies. Herein is also shewed, 1. The way of making plaisters, oyntments, oyls, pultisses, syrups, decoctions, julips, or waters of all sorts of physical herbs, that you may have them ready for your use at all times of the year. 2. What planet governeth every herb, or tree (used in physick) that groweth in England. 3. The time of gathering all herbs, but vulgarly, and astrologi[c]ally. 4. The way of drying and keeping the herbs all the year. 5. The way of keeping the juyces ready for use at all times. 6. The way of making and keeping all kinde of usefull compounds made of herbs. 7. The way of mixing medicines according to cause and mixture of the disease, and part of the body afflicted. By N. Culpeper, student in physick and astrology.

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    SR - 97.8/

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    [24], 188, 179-266, [12] p. ; 12°.

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General note: Includes index. Signatures: A6 *a6 B-2B6. In this edition, line 14 of title ends: 'oyntments,'; the 'B' of sig. B1 is beneath the 'e' of 'the'. *a1; A1-2 frayed at edge, slightly affecting text; stain on t.p.; MS. ink page numbers supplied to "A catalogue of the herbs and plants, c. in this treatise" UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C7500 Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink inscriptions on 2B6v: "Ann Stillingfl[...] her book given her by her Aunt Jacksons 1694 and "W.C.B.W."; From the library of Revd. Sidney Beisly (d. 1876) ;Beisly bequest, 1896 UK-SuSCL