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A choice manual, or, Rare and select secrets in physick and chirurgery / collected, and practised by the Right Honourable the Countesse of Kent, late deceased ; whereto are added several experiments of the virtue of Gascon pouder, and lapis contra yarvam by a professor of phisick ; as also most exquisite ways of preserving, conserving, candying, &c.

  • Kent, Elizabeth Grey, Countess of, 1581-1651
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Rare and select secrets in physick and chirurgery


London : Printed by A.M. for Margaret Shears ..., 1671.

Physical description

16 unnumbered pages, 233 pages, 6 unnumbered pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : portrait


The sixteenth edition.


Includes index.
Dedication and "To the reader" signed: W.J.
Imperfect: stained, cropped, and tightly bound, and with print show-through and loss of text. Best copy available for photographing.
Signatures: A-K¹², L¹⁰.
Title within double line border.
Reproduction of original in the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

References note

Wing (2nd ed.) K315B

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 2230:12) s1999 miun s



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