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Adenochoiradelogia, or, An anatomick-chirurgical treatise of glandules & strumaes, or Kings-Evil-swellings : Together with the royal gift of healing, or cure thereof by contact or imposition of hands, performed for above 640 years by our Kings of England, continued with their admirable effects, and miraculous events; and concluded with many wonderful examples of cures by their sacred touch / All which are succinctly described by John Browne.
- Browne, John, 1642-approximately 1700.
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London : Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Sam. Lowndes, over against Exeter-Exchange in the Strand, 1684.
3 part in 1 volume (82 unnumbered pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 207; 22 unnumbered pages, 122 pages, 4 unnumbered pages; 20 unnumbered pages, 196 pages, 6 unnumbered pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait (engravings) ; 19 cm (8vo)
Each part has its own title and separate t.p., although signing is continuous
Pt.  has same imprint as main title.--Pt.  is the same but with initials T.N. in place of Tho. Newcomb.--Imprint of Pt.  omits all mention of the printer and reads "London : Printed for Sam Lowndes ... "--All three have the same date
"An account of the persons touched by his Sacred Majesty King Charles the Second, for the cure of the Kings Evil, from May 1660. taken from a register kept by Thomas Haynes " final 6 unnumbered leaves of Pt. 
Publishers' advertisements: final page
Frontispiece engravings signed R. White.--One is a portrait of the author, the other a scene of Charles II giving the Royal Touch: in some variants this has an engraved title: "The Royal gift of healing", in others there is no title
Variants: In some copies the "Si" of the t.p. motto is displaced upwards, and the final "s" of "Lowndes" is displaced further downwards than usual
Copy 1 Note: T.p. shows displaced letters; frontispiece has title. Bl. verso of latter is glued to bl. recto of prelim. approbation leaf, preceding title leaf. Binding: Contemp. calf, rebacked
Copy 2 Note: Frontispiece has no title. Approbation leaf follows title leaf. "Elenchus" of Pt.  (sig. Aa, 4 leaves) wanting. Binding: Contemp. red goatskin with gold tooling using drawer handle tools. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Frank Payne. Signature of William Bayntun on verso of portrait
. Adenographia, or, An exact anatomical treatise of the glandules ...--. Chaeradelogia: or, An exact discourse of strumaes, or Kings-Evil-swellings ...--. Charisma basilicon, or, The royal gift of healing strumaes, or Kings-Evil
Russell, K.F.: "A list of the works of J.B" in Bull. Med. Libr. Ass. (1962) 50. p. 675-683 no. 7
Wing (2nd ed.) B 5122
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B5122
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