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True preserver and restorer of health

By Hartman, G.

subjects: cookery, distillation, domestic medicine, preservation,

  • 1. The true / preserver and restorer / of / health: / being a / choice collection / of / selected and experienced remedies for / all distempers incident to Men, Women and Children / selected from, and experienced by the most famous / Physicians and chyrurgeons of Europe. // Together with / excellent directions for / Cookery; / as also for / preserving, and conserving, / and making all sorts of metheg- / lin, sidre, cherry-wine, &c. /with the / description / of an ingenious and useful engin / for dressing of meat and for distilling the choicest / cordial waters, without wood; coals, candle or oyl. //Published for the publick good, by G. Hartman, Chymist.//
    F. D.   Author   1682
    9.2 x 15.5   [i-xvi] 1-352 [1-2] 3-80 1-32   8o A-Ee8 A-B8

    A2 Dedication: to Anna Countess of Sutherland
    A4 Address: To the Reader
    A5: Index
    In three parts: from A2, Medicine; Aa-Ee, Engin for meat and cookery; final A-B, choice receipts such as Megethlin. There is a second edition in 1684 with the same layout.

    Wing: Hartman, George, see H1004; see also H1005 - 1684 (2nd edition), and H1006 - 1695 ed.

  • 2. — The true / Preserver and restorer / of / Health: / being a / choice collection / of / Select and experienced remedies for / all distempers incident to Men, Women and Children / Selected from, and experienced by the most famous / Physicians and Chyrurgeons of Europe. // Together with / excellent directions for / Cookwery; / as also for / preserving,] and conserving, / and making all sorts of metheg- / lins, sidre, cherry- wine, &c. /with the / description / cordial waters, without wood; coals, candle or oyl. / Published for the publick good, by G. Hartman, Chymist.//
    London, Printed by T.B.   for the Author, and are to be sold / at his house in Hewes-court in Black Friers, 1682   1682
    11-80 [81] [1] [2-32]   8o Aa-Ee8 A-B8

    Possibly different printing? Material on the 'engin' includes a list of users, including many women. Copy appears broken up. It ends on a titlepage: Excellent Directions for CookeryƉ 1682 printed by T.B. for G. Hartman 1682. Hartman appears to have been a friend of Kenelm Digby.

    BLC 1038.d.25