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Choice Manual of secrets in physick and chyrugery

By J., W. (Gent) [Elizabeth Grey]

subjects: confectionary, domestic medicine, preservation,

  • 1. A Choice Manual of rare and select secrets in physick and chyrugery; collected and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent late deceased. As also most exquisite ways of preserving, conserving, candying, &c.
    Gartrude Dawson   W. J. (Gent)   1653
    8.5 x 13.5   [i-viii] 1-128   8od A-I8
    GB:   LB  

    A2 Dedication: To the most virtuous and most Noble Lady, Latitia Popham, Wife of theHonorable and truly valiant Colonel Alexander Popham.
    A3v Address: To the Reader
    A4 Table of Contents: index is alphabetical to page numbers.
    Bound with separate printing of "A True Gentle Woman's Delight", with which it is frequently either bound or printed, and which it incorporates in the 1687 edition. 1663 edition substantially enlarged.
    Editions noted: 1656, 1659, 1663, 1687 (19th ed.))

    Wing: Kent, Elizabeth Grey; Norton did 1653 ed - 1st and [Anr.ed.] By R. Norton, 1653. 12 0 ; goes up to 19 editions - most by Gartrude Dawson - see Kent 310.

  • 2. — A Choice Manuall, or rare and select secrets inphysicke and chyrugery: collected, and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent, late diseased. Whereto are added several Experiments of the Virtues of Gascan pouder, and Lupis contra Tarvam by a professor of Physick, as also most exquisite waies of preserving, conserving,candying, &c. The Ninth Edition
    Gartrude Dawson   1656
    [i-xviii] 1-206   12od A-L12 K5
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Pagination starts with receipts, finishes at end of K5. K6 starts next book.
    Dedication: To the most virtuous and most Noble Lady, Latitia Popham, Wife of the Honourable and truly valiant Colonel Alexander Popham. Describes itself as 'a rich Magazine of experience' [A3], and notes that Colonel Popham was W. J.'s patron. Signed W. Jar.
    Table of Contents: index is alphabetical to page numbers.
    Printed & Bound with: "A true Gentlewomans Delight" 1656

    Wing : 9th edition as listed

  • 3. — A Choice Manual É. Eleventh edition.
    Gartrude Dawson   William Shears   1659

    Another 1659 edition listed as 12th edition in WING

  • 4. — A Choice Manual of rare and select secrets in physick and chyrugery; collected and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent late deceased. As also most exquisite ways of preserving, conserving, candying, &c. The fourteenth edition.
    Gartrude Dawson   Margaret Shears   1663
    [i-xviii] 1-233 [234-236]   12od A-R12 S
    GB:   LB  

    This edition with additions from 1656 on 207-33. Printed with "The True Gentlewoman's Delight" (1663), starting on L9.
    Table: [235-236].
    Book has two engravings of heads: one opposite to title-page, and one tipped-in.

  • 5. — A Choice Manuall, or rare and select secrets inphysicke and chyrugery: collected, and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent, late diseased. Whereto are added several Experiments of the Virtues of Gascan pouder, and Lupis contra Tarvam by a professor of Physick, as also most exquisite waies of preserving, conserving,candying, &c. The Nineteenth Edition
    H. Mortlock   1687
    1-190   12od A-R12 S
    GB:   LB  

    Printed with "A True Gentlewoman's Delight" (1687) with separate pagination.
    The book has been reset, printed cheaply, some pages are missing, and the second engraving has been altered.

    Wing: Kent, E G also lists other editions not in the entries above - they are, by date only = 1653 (310A), 1653 (310B), 1653 - 2nd edition, 1654 - 4th edition, 1655 - 4th edition, 1661 - 13th edition, 1664 - 15th edition, 1665 - 15th edition, 1671 - 16th edition, & 1682 - 18th edition