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You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Medicina practica: or, practical physick. Shewing the method of curing the most usual diseases happening to humane bodies. As all sorts of aches and pains, apoplexies, agues, bleeding, fluxes, gripings, wind, shortness of breath, diseases of the breast and lungs, abortion, want of appetite, loss of the use of limbs, cholick, or belly-ach, apostems, thrushes, quinsies, deafness, bubo's, cachexia, stone in the reins, and stone in the bladder: with the preparation of the Præcipiolum, or the universal medicine of Paracelsus. To which is added, the philosophick works of Hermes Trismegistus, Kalid Persicus, Geber Arabs, Artesius Longævus, Nicholas Flammel, Roger Bachon, and George Ripley. All translated out of the best Latin editions, into English; ... Together with a singular comment upon the first book of Hermes, the most ancient of philosophers. The whole compleated in three books. By William Salmon, professor of physick. ...
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SALMON, William (1644--1713)
Medicina practica: or, practical physick. Shewing the method of curing the most usual diseases happening to humane bodies. As all sorts of aches and pains, apoplexies, agues, bleeding, fluxes, gripings, wind, shortness of breath, diseases of the breast and lungs, abortion, want of appetite, loss of the use of limbs, cholick, or belly-ach, apostems, thrushes, quinsies, deafness, bubo's, cachexia, stone in the reins, and stone in the bladder: with the preparation of the Præcipiolum, or the universal medicine of Paracelsus. To which is added, the philosophick works of Hermes Trismegistus, Kalid Persicus, Geber Arabs, Artesius Longævus, Nicholas Flammel, Roger Bachon, and George Ripley. All translated out of the best Latin editions, into English; ... Together with a singular comment upon the first book of Hermes, the most ancient of philosophers. The whole compleated in three books. By William Salmon, professor of physick. ...
London: printed for T. Hopwkins, J. Taylor; and John Harris, 1692.
[32],. 472, [3], 434--696 p., [4] engr. pl. ; 17.0 cm. (8º)

Part 2 only is present in the Soane copy of this three-part work, with separate title-page reading: Clavis alchymiæ: or, Hermes Trismegistus, Kalid Arabs and Ceber Arabs. All translated out of the best Latin editions into English and claused for the sakes of the lovers of learning; to which is added, a singular comment on the first book of Hermes, the most ancient of philosophers. By William Salmon ... and the imprint 'London, Printed for John Harris, and Thomas Howkins, 1691.'. Parts 1 and 2 likewise have a separate dated title-page; another issue has a cancel part 2 title-page with the imprint dated 1692. The plates comprise two double-page plates (sewn through the middle) in part 1, numbered I--IV with caption 'Flammel's Hieroglyphicks.', and two double-page plates in part 2, unnumbered with caption 'Geber's fornaces'. Wing (2nd ed.), S434; ESTC r2355.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting all before the title-page of part 2, and all after the title-page of part 3 which here inserted to precede the part 2 title-page and following the plates of 'Geber's Fornaces' which are here bound as four single plates before the text. Second front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil 3/0.

Binding Later C18th(?) blue paper case binding, paper spine-label with title in ink reading 'Hermes / Kalid / & / Geber / by Salmon'.

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