Nuremberg: Johann Andreas Endter & Wolfgang, 1662.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #045796
Finely rebound in full polished calf, some foxing and discoloration to title along with an old owner's mark, title trimmed a little close at bottom, scattered light foxing; a nice clean copy overall. The best Latin edition with the added material by Papin and Mohyus (8), 722, (42)pp.
Digby was a renowned world traveler who supposedly spoke 10 or 12 languages - he collected recipes and scientific discoveries to bring back to England. The basis of this work is an extension of a speech he gave in Montpelier a few years previous on the Powder of Sympathy where an element of the weapon was treated in order to cure the wound it caused - usually by removing the bandage from a musket wound, treating the bandage with the powder and thereby curing the wound. The theory was remarkable for its high levels of both nonsense and popularity. Hudibras mocked the idea in the following year and a 1687 joke version had it performed at a set time on a ship born dog in order to determine longitude. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Medicine & Health; Science & Technology. Inventory No: 045796.