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Directions for health, naturall and artificiall : derived from the best physicians, as well moderne as antient. Diuided into 6 sections; comprehending 1 Ayre, fire, and water. 2 Food and nourishment. 3 Evacutions, as purgations, tobacco-taking, &c. 4 Infirmities, humours, and death. 5 Perturbations of the mind, & spiritual sicknesses. 6 Quarterly, monethly, and daily-dyet, with medicines to prolong life.

  • Vaughan, William, 1577-1641.
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Naturall and artificial directions for health
Naturall and artificial directions for health.
Two treatises concerning the preservation of eye-sight.


[London] : Printed by Thomas Harper, for Iohn Harison, and are to be sold at his shop in Pater noster Row, at the signe of the Vnicorne, 1633.

Physical description

8 unnumbered pages, 80, 79-169 pages, 5 unnumbered pages, 38 pages, 2 unnumbered pages


The seventh edition reviewed by the author. Whereunto is annexed two treatises of approved medicines for all diseases of the eyes, and preservation of the eye sight.


Dedication signed: William Vaughan.
The words "1 Ayre .. medicines to prolong life." are bracketed together on the title page.
The first leaf and the last leaf are blank.
"Two treatises concerning the preservation of eye-sight" has separate dated title page and pagination; register is continuous.
Variant: imprint reads: London: Printed by Thomas Harper, for Iohn Harison. 1633.
"Two treatises" identified as STC 1198 on reel 620.
Reproductions of the originals in the British Library and Cambridge University Library.
Appears at reel 943 (British Library copy) and at reel 620 (Cambridge University Library copy).

References note

STC (2nd ed.) 24618.

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1475-1640 ; 620:5, 943:10) s1999 miun s



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