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Billard, Michael

  • Billard, Michael
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Remedia medicorum Redonensium Concilio praescripta tam prophilatica quam therapeutica adversus pestem. Collecta per Michaelem Billard pharmacopeum Spernonensem. 1650. Institutions pharmaceutiques, 1650. Gerard de Rennes. Compendium institutionum pharmaceuticarum ... datum ... 1651: in French. A few medical receipts by a different contemporary hand: in French, Herbarium (Hortus Siccus). 1681. The `Herbarium' contains specimens inserted in slits cut in the paper: many have been damaged or lost. Each has its Latin name written in. On the second preliminary leaf: `Ex libris Petri Boucinel Doctoris medici facultatis Rennensis'. Produced in Rennes.



Physical description

1 volume 10 ll. + 16 bl. ll. + 20 ll. + 26 ll. + 3 ll. + 7 bl. ll. + 1 l. + 26 bl. ll. 41 ll. 4to. 261/2 x 201/2 cm. Original lime vellum binding, with flap and tie. First (blank) leaf damaged, some damp-stains.


Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 1/2/1928, Lot 675.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


  • French
  • Latin

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