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The book of knowledge : treating of the wisdom of the ancients ; in four parts / written by Erra Pater, a Jew doctor in astronomy and physic, born in Bethany, near Mount Olivet, in Judea ; made English by W. Lilly, student in physic and astrology ; to which is added, the true form of all sorts of bills, bonds, counter-bonds, indentures, letters of attorney and licence, deeds of gift, bills of exchange, &c.

Lilly, William, 1602-1681.
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MDCCXCV [1795]
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Publication/Creation

Haverhill [Mass.] : Printed by Peter Edes, MDCCXCV [1795]

Physical description

118 pages : illustrations, table (woodcuts). ; 16 cm (12mo)

Notes

An unrecorded variant? Title differs slightly from transcription in Evans 28633
Signatures: A-I⁶ K⁶(-K6)
NLM copy: the first leaf is attached to the front paste-down.
NLM copy imperfect: pp. 89-92 wanting; pp. 111-112, 117-118 mutilated, with partial loss of text.

Publications note

Blake, J. NLM 18th cent., p. 136
Evans 28633 (variant)
ESTC (RLIN) W9548

Contents

(from t.p.) I. Shewing the various and wonderful operations of the signs and planets, and other celestial constellations, on the bodies of men, &c. II. Prognostications for ever necessary to keep the body in health; with several choice receipts in physic and surgery. III. An abstract of the art of physiognomy and palmistry, together with the signification of moles, and the interpretation of dreams, &c. IV. The farmer's calendar, containing, 1st. Perpetual prognostications for weather. 2d. The whole mystery of husbandry. 3d. The complete and experienced farrier and cowleech., &c

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This material has been provided by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.), through the Medical Heritage Library. The original may be consulted at the National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

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