Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 243 (U.4.1)
Title: Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, 1650 (Fragmentary)
Date of Creation: Between 1649 and 1650
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, 1650 (Fragmentary).
Unknown Author, Medical Notes, etc., written on and interleaved with the above.
1. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, 1650 (fragmentary):
Begins, with an engraved title page (1, 1 recto line 1): PHARMACOPOEIA | Londinensis | COLLEGARVM | Hodie virentium studiis | ac symbolis | ornatior. | LONDINI. | Typis G. Du-gard | impensis | STEPHANI BOWTELL | Bibliopolæ in vico | vulgo-dicto | Pope's Head Alley. | 1650.
Ends (last printed page, lines 8, 9): cum fruere vove et vale | FINIS.
2. Unknown Author's Medical Notes, etc., written on and interleaved with the above:
Begins (i, 1 recto line 1): De Plantis | Quædam locum auramque commodam nactæ meliores erint fructusque salubres proferent.
Ends (ii, 3 recto line 38): a qualitate sensibili orbatis et in corpus spirituale coagulatis.
Remarks: On the verso of i, 2. are some jottings nearly concealed by the Hunt. Lib. bookplate, above which appear the words: Argol | Bethleem stone and (in green crayon) a large 5. The note De Plantis, extending to i, 3 verso line 2, is all in Latin, and in a contemporary hand. The notes which commence the next line, and continue through the book, not only covering the interleaved folios, but encroaching on many blank spaces of the printed pages, are in a somewhat later hand (late XVII. or early XVIII. Cent.). The engraved title page is architectural in design, has a blazing sun over a divided pediment, on the left side of which a furnace with alembic stands on an entablature, supported by a serpent-entwined Corinthian column, which has a goat at its base, while on the right is a vase of flowers (simples) similarly supported, and with a dog at the base. Between the alembic and vase two cherubs support a blank medallion, and between the goat and the dog, a cock perches on a medallion enclosing the publisher's name, etc.
1, 1 verso left blank is covered with notes. 1, 2 recto begins: NOMINA D.D. COLLEGARUM | SOCIETATIS MEDICORUM | LONDINENSIUM HODIE | VIVENTIUM. | J [ornamented capital] OANNES CLERK Praeses | THEODORUS DE MAYERNE, Eques | auratus. | JOANNES CRAIG. | MATTHAEUS LISTER Eques auratus. | GUILIELMUS HARVEY. | [Seven more names occupy the rest of the recto, and twenty more the verso.] 1, 3 recto begins: D.D. Cand. SOCIETATIS. | JOSEPHUS DEY. | [and eight more names]. 2, 1 recto-3 verso contains the Epistle dedicatory to James II. 2, 4 recto and verso contains the Epistle to the Reader. 3, 1 recto contains tables of weights and measures, the verso left blank is written over. 3, 2 recto-4, 6 recto contain a catalogue of Pharmacopoeian simples. 4, 6 verso left blank is closely written over. 5, 1 recto and verso contains a list of roots, herbs, seeds, etc., arranged according to their medical properties. On the upper margin of page 110: N. Grew. M.D. Page 119 is blank, and also the verso of the next folio but one.
The verso of the last loose sheet contains a list (with symbols) of Alchemist's terms and utensils. Between this and page 151 are two fragments of printed pages on which are medical receipts. Page 122 (after which the pagination is modern) begins with, "For a Fistula From Le May," (ashes of a toad burnt alive).
Page 152 (not numbered) left blank is partly written on. Astrological notes occur on pp. 130-132. On the verso of the upper margin of the last printed folio: Je ne scaurois me ravoir. I cannot recover my fall. On the same page: Signor Francesco | Messire Francesco | Povero Francesco - The Lady's Travels | into Spain. S. | Crouch in Cornhill. | Lower down: Sir Peter Ployer's | Essay, in favour of Cold Baths. Ye Prince's | Arms St. Paul's Churchyard | A Practise of (?) Alcimigia | by | Hugh Rider | Acta Eruditorum Leipsic | at ye Princes Arms | in St. Pauls | Churchyard.
Under the list of errata is a prescription of "Herb Robert (a kind of Stork's bill.)"
The back fly-leaves (ii, 1. 2.) are covered with notes in different hands.
ii, 2 verso, besides several medical receipts, has the following names and addresses, and titles of books:
Natural(?) History(?) of Oxford | Warwick | Lankashire. | The History of ye | Chalybeat Waters. | Humane Soul | Advancement of | Modern poetry | Belsemun Cathay. at | Masons Coffee house in | Bartholomew Lane behind ye | Sir Peter Ployer of | Ashma at ye King's Head | in St. Paul's | Churchyard. The accomplished | physician and ye Honest | Apothecary | Francisco Battaglia ye son of | J. Baptis. Batt. Dr. at Venice. Born with stones in his hand and Close shut which ye Physician | cut open and found stones there | and so conjectured that he would liv | on stones.
ii, 3 recto has: Dr. Paxton's Essays on | Human body and ye disease. | Wiseman | Chirurgy | The fraud | of physick by | Dr. Pitt's at ye White | Hart in St. Paul's Churchyard | Argol. | Bethleem stone. | Kalendarium Hirnis | ly scenitoris sections | with | Lister's commentarie | on them | Ladys Travels in | Spain. Campania folia | by Tattam Blankard's Dicti | onery | Medici | Cornhill ye blak bo [i.e. boy] | W. Davies.
Here follows a list of 'Catholick Apothecaries and Chemists,' another hand adding a parallel list of Doctors. Under which: M. Lock's Essay of H. reason. | Women's Diseases, by Dr. Chamberlain | at ye Crosse-Keys and Bible in Cornhill price 4s | Atkins of ye Gent.
[Formerly S.5.4; S.5.62].
Handwriting, similar to that of the notes also occurs in notes inserted into HM. 625
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10½ x 7, ff. 136, printed and written in single and double cols., single cols. of print of 30-37 lines, each 8 3/4 x 5, single cols. of MS. of 30-40 lines, each 10 3/8 x 6½, double cols. of print of 30-44 lines, each 8 5/8 x 2 3/4, double cols. of MS. of 40-44 lines, each 10¼ x 3. The writing is in very small even hands of the XVII. and early XVIII. Cents., not ruled or margined, pagination, partly contemporary, partly modern, catchwords and signatures in the Pharmacopoeia. Cents. XVII.-XVIII.
Binding: Original, millboards, covered mottled calf, blind-tooled, no title. Cent. XVII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 194.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Notes
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 194-196.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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