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DIGBY, K. A late discourse made in a solemn assembly of nobles and learned men at Montpellier in France by Sir Kenhelm Digby Kt. Etc. touching the cure of wounds by the Powder of Sympathy, with instructions how to make the said powder. 4th ed. Lond., 1664. (10), 152, (6) pp. 12°. Mod. full blue mor. w. gilt lettering. (Upper outer corner of sev. lvs. skilfully restored).

Fourth English edition on the powder of sympathy by the eccentric English courtier, diplomat and highly reputed natural philosopher Sir K. Digby (1603-1665). Digby bought the secret of the powder, which had vitriol as a base, from an Italian monk and caused outrage at the court of Jacques I and in France. - Heirs of Hippocrates 483.

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