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Anciens usages, coûtumes bisarres, faits et anecdotes historiques, morceaux de phisique et d'histoire naturelle. Instruction sur l'attaque des places. This MS. was probably written by a physician of Aurillac (Auvergne). The heading of p. 1 is 'Anciens usages en France', and the first 215 pp. contain many details of gastronomical and medical curiosities, anecdotes, etc. Pp. 284-301 contain notes on the diseases, etc., of the Island of St. Kilda, extracted from M. Martin's 'Voyage to St. Kilda' 1698, and other sources. The 6 ll. at the end contain rough pen-drawings to illustrate the article on siege-warfare (pp. 307-360). Produced in Aurillac.



Physical description

1 volume 1 l. + 360 pp. + 6 ll. 8vo. 20 × 13 cm. Original calf binding. The compiler's name has been cut out of the first leaf, and the excision carefully repaired. The title on the spine has also been defaced.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

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).


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