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The book of knowledge : treating of the wisdom of the ancients ; in four parts

Lilly, William, 1602-1681.
MDCCXCV [1795]

About this work


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

Physical description

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


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. DNLM

NLM copy imperfect: pp. 89-92 wanting; pp. 111-112, 117-118 mutilated, with partial loss of text. DNLM

Publications note

Blake, J. NLM 18th cent., p. 136

Evans 28633 (variant)



(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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