A leechbook or collection of medical recipes of the fifteenth century...
London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1934. First edition.
8vo. , 344pp. Title in red and black. Original publisher's brown cloth, ruled in gilt and blind, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf wear, dustwrapper price-clipped. Endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp.
A transcript, published for the Royal Society of Literature, of an anonymous mid-fifteenth century medical manuscript consisting mainly of a large collection of recipes for injuries, aliments and affections of all kinds, interspersed with paragraphs defining and discussing, in the manner of glosses, the nature of certain diseases and the properties of herbs.£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 23684