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LEWER, Henry William   


LoEN records Lewer's full given names.

  • A book of simples
  • Subjects: reprints, facsimiles, recipes from old manuscripts,

    • 1. A book of | simples
      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd; 1908
      22.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-viii, 1-225 [226]   Frontis  
      Bib:   B522  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   NNNAM  

      Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""Delirious persons here a cure may find, to stem the phrensy and to calm the mind."" (The quotation opens with double quotation-marks and closes with a single quotation-mark.) The quotation also appears on the title-pages of both the undated and dated second impression.
      The introduction is signed by the editor "H. W. Lewer. 11th August, 1908.' He explains that the book is a transcription of a manuscript found in the library of a distinguished Essex antiquary. The manuscript was probably the still-room book of some manor house or homestead of standing. Written in the hand of several persons, it covered a period of some fifty years, terminating about the middle of the eighteenth century. The frontispiece is a reduced facsimile of a page of the original manuscript. The binding is also a reduced facsimile. There are 532 numbered recipes, an index, glossary and bibliography of herbals.

    • 2. — A book of | simples | Second impression
      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd; nd
      21.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-viii, 1-225 [226]   Rebound  
      GB:   *LCS   LWel   LoEN  
      US:   C   FTaSU   NN   DNLM   OCl   MiU   ICJ   DLC   MSO  

      LWel and NUCat date this edition [1908].% 2478

    • 3. — A book of | simples | Second impression
      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd; 1910
      22.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-viii, 1-225 [226]   Frontis  
      Bib:   B522  
      GB:   LoEN  
      US:   *DLC  


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