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Gesner, Conrad (1516-1565).
THE NEWE IEWELL OF HEALTH, WHEREIN IS CONTAYNED THE MOST EXCELLENT SECRETES OF PHISICKE AND PHILOSOPHIE. LONDON: HENRIE DENHAM, 1576
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Gesner, Conrad (1516-1565).
THE NEWE IEWELL OF HEALTH, WHEREIN IS CONTAYNED THE MOST EXCELLENT SECRETES OF PHISICKE AND PHILOSOPHIE. LONDON: HENRIE DENHAM, 1576
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Gesner, Conrad (1516-1565).
THE NEWE IEWELL OF HEALTH, WHEREIN IS CONTAYNED THE MOST EXCELLENT SECRETES OF PHISICKE AND PHILOSOPHIE. LONDON: HENRIE DENHAM, 1576
4to (184 x 126mm.), ff. [12], 258, illustration: woodcut device on title-page, woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials and tailpieces, binding: seventeenth-century calf, spine gilt in compartments, some worming to inner margins, rust hole on T* affecting a couple of letters, binding rubbed and scratched, lacking lettering-piece
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Provenance

Thomas Humfry, signature on *4

Literature

STC 11798; Wellcome 2801

Catalogue Note

This profusely illustrated translation of Gesner's Thesaurus Euonymi Philiatri de remediis secretis (1552), on the chemical preparation of medicines, is by George Baker, the violently-tempered physician of the de Vere family (indeed The newe iewell of health is dedicated to Anne Cecil de Vere, Countess of Oxford, with a full page cut of the de Vere arms on the verso of the title-page). This translation, deliberately obscure "cause is that I would not have every ignorant asse to be made a chirurgian by my book, for they would do more harm with it than good", was reissued in 1599 under the title The practise of the new and old phisicke.

The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield Part Ten: Applied Arts and Sciences, including Military and Naval Works

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