Yonge, James (1647-1721)

  • Yonge, James, 1647-1721
c. 1710
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Currus triumphalis, e Terebintho. Or an Account of the many admirable Vertues of Oleum Terebinthinae. London: J. Martyn. 1679. Author's own copy, inter-leaved with holograph additions and corrections in English and Latin. A note on the recto of the inter-leaf facing the title-page is dated 1704, and another on the leaf facing p. 54 is possibly 'July 17, 1712', but the reading of the year-date is somewhat difficult. This work, besides the description of the virtues of terebinth in the treatment of haemorrhages from wounds or otherwise, also contains important remarks on operative military surgery. Produced in Plymouth.


c. 1710

Physical description

1 volume 22 ll. + 120 pp. + 2 ll. 8vo. 171/2 × 101/2 cm. Original stamped calf binding. Inscribed on the t.p. 'Liber Authoris No. 500'.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's (P. E. Yonge Sale), 30/3/1970, Lot 584.

Biographical note

The author was a naval surgeon but after some years of active service, retired and practised at Plymouth-his birthplace. He later became Mayor, and was elected F.R.S. in 1702 [see the Dictionary of National Biography and F.N.L. Poynter (ed.) The Journal of James Yonge, Longmans, 1963].

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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  • 318496