Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork
Persian pharmacy. 13th century Arabic artwork entitled The Preparation of Medicine from Honey'. This image was produced in Baghdad, Iraq, whilst it was still part of the Persian Empire. It is from a 1224 Arabic translation of the manuscript De Materia Medica, written by the ancient Greek physician Dioscurides (c.40-c.90 AD), in which he described herbs and herbal remedies. A doctor can be seen stirring the medicine in a large bowl over an open fire (centre), while the large pots (urns) used to store it are at top
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Polcinello invalided with gout (pen & ink on paper)
CTS413034 Polcinello invalided with gout (pen & ink on paper) by Ghezzi, Pier Leone (1674-1755); 26.8x34.9 cm; A© The Devonshire Collections, Chatsworth; (add.info.: Puccio d'Aniello, a peasant of Acerra; also known as Pulcinella, Punch or Punchinello; classical character that originated in the commedia dell'arte in the 17th century;); Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees; Italian, out of copyright
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Maison Rustique or The Countrey Farme by Charles Steuens and Iohn Liebault, 1616
Maison Rustique or, The Countrey Farme. Compyled in the French tongue by Charles Steuens, and Iohn Liebault, Doctors of Physicke. And translated into English by Richard Surflet, practitioner in physicke. Now newly reuiewed, corrected, and augmented, with diuers large additions, out of the works of Serres his Agriculture, Vinet his Maison champestre, French. Albyterio in Spanish, Grilli in Italian; and other authors. And the husbandrie of France, Italie, and Spaine, reconciled and made to agree with ours here in England: by Geruase Markham. London: printed by Adam Islip for Iohn Bill, 1616.
The volume is divided into seven books with a Table (or Index) and Table of the Diseases and Remedies described in the seven books at the end.
The Second Book of the Countrie Farme: Of Gardens, Chp L, p.271. Setting Herbs in order (knots).
Binding Dimensions (H, W, Spine): 295mm x 180mm x 50mm
Page Dimensions (H, W): 285mm x 173mm
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