File NLW MS 23075A - Astrology & medicine,

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NLW MS 23075A


Astrology & medicine,


  • ca. 1820. (Creation)

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63 ff. (old pagination 7-42, 48-63) ; 160 x 90 mm. Rebound at NLW in full leather incorporating original front cover.

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Archival history

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Mrs Ceinwen D. Price; Swansea; Donation; 1992

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Scope and content

A volume, c. 1820, containing notes on the astrological practice of medicine and miscellaneous medical recipes, apparently compiled mostly from printed sources, notably Richard Saunders, The Astrological Judgement and Practice of Physick (London, 1747) and Nathaniel Williams, Pharmacopoeia, or Medical Admonitions in English and Welsh (Trevecka, 1793-6).

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23075A

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003);

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