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Catalogue Twentyfour – Rare Miscellaneous

Culpeper, Culpeper's English Physician and Complete Herbal

Medical Illustration of Culpeper – Culpeper, Nicholas.

Culpeper’s English Physician and Complete Herbal to which are now first added upwards of One Hundred additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties, physically applied to the Cure of all Disorders incident to Mankind. To which are annexed Rules for compounding Medicine according to the true System of Nature; forming a complete Family Dispensatory and Natural System of Physic, beautified and enriched with Engravings of upwards of Four Hundred and Fifty different Plants and a set of Anatomical Figures. Illustrated with Notes and Observations, critical and Explanatory. Volume I: Containing the Herbal / Volume II: Containing the Medical Part. Fifteenth Edition, improved by the Addition of the Linnaean Name to each Herb, Plant and Tree and a Life of Culpeper. By E. Sibly, M.D. and Author of the Complete Illustration of Astrology.

Two Volumes in One (complete set). London, Printed by W.Lewis and sold at the Encyclopeadia Office, 1813. Quarto. Pagination: Volume I (Herbal): Frontispiece – Portrait of Nicholas Culpeper, XII, 400 pages including an extensive Index of to the Herbs and Plants and an Index of Diseases cured by the Foregoing Herbs and Plants / Volume II: (Medical Part) – 256 pages with an explanatory Index to the Medical Part (e.g.: Hiccup how to prevent / Cramp of the Stomach / Rhubarb Bolus with Calomel / Night-Mare its cause and cure etc. etc. With 29 plates (of the usual 40). Hardcover / Beautifully restored new half-leather with new endpapers. Some general foxing and minor staining. The plates in good condition (some plates coloured). With the scarce portrait of Culpeper ! This is the most desired edition because it contains for the first time the binominal nomenclature of plants in the universal latin.

EUR 2.500,-- 

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[Roland Meredith Starr] / [Meher Baba] - The Way of Escape.

Starr, Meredith / [Roland Meredith Starr] / [Meher Baba].

The Way of Escape.

First Edition / Original Edition. Cambridge, Published by the National Poetry Circle, [1931]. Small Octavo (12.7 cm x 18.8 cm). 15 pages. Original Softcover, stapled with cover-illustration by Meredith Starr, monogrammed in the plate “M.S. 1931”. The booklet rests loosely inside the original softcover wrappers. The staples a little rusty. Otherwise in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This pamphlet is of extreme scarcity ! The last two pages of the publication are basically an advertising for the retreat center which Meredith Starr established in 1931 at East Challacombe, North Devon (a couple of miles from Combe Martin), to where he invited Meher Baba in order to come and meet westerners. In his preface, [Roland] Meredith Starr writes: “The Way of Escape” is a symbolic poem that deicts some of the complexes of modern life, particularly those responsible for the cleavage between thought and reality ! The ways of Escape, the path leading to the North, represents the attainment of synthesis (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual maturity) in a world disintegrated by analysis. Neither realism nor idealism can satisfy the needs of the present age. Both are necessary and both must be integrated in a Higher Consciousness. In this connection the remarks of Jung in “Psychological Types” concerning the symbol will repay serious investigation. A symbol is composed of elements that are both real and unreal, and hence can bridge the gulf between and illusion. In the poem this Higher Consciousness is indicated by the description of Alaska and by the utterances of Christ – not the Christ of dogmatic religion, but the living Christ of universal love and wisdom immanent in every human heart and personified by the great religious teachers of Mankind – Combe Martin, Meredith Starr”.

EUR 1.750,-- 

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