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Lot 261
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Petrus Hispanus [Pope John XXI]

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • [The treasurie of health containing many profitable medicines, gathered out of Hipocrates, Galen and Avicen]. (London: William Copland), [7 October 1558]
  • Paper
8vo (140 x 90mm.), Black Letter, modern calf, lacking 9 leaves (quire A4 with title-page, B1, O1_8, Q1_8), outer margin of i7 cut away, occasional dampstaining, some edges slightly frayed

Provenance

Elizabeth Mason and Margaret Milnor (1709), inscriptions

Literature

STC 14653; Durling 2598; cf. Norman 1174

Catalogue Note

This is one of five editions printed by William Copland between 1550 and 1560 of the English version of Thesaurus Pauperum, a popular practical medical compendium written by Petrus Hispanus in the thirteenth century, which includes early methods of contraception and ways to promote fertility. It was first published in 1476 and swiftly translated into many vernacular languages.
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