Ramesey, William (1627-1675) Helminthologia. Or, Some Physical Considerations of the Matter, Origination, and Several Species of wormes
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Ramesey, William (1627-1675) Helminthologia. Or, Some Physical Considerations of the Matter, Origination, and Several Species of wormes, Macerating and Direfully Cruciating Every Part of the Bodies of Mankind. London: Printed by John Streater, for George Sawbridge, dwelling on Clerken-well Green, 1668. First and only edition, octavo, fine portrait of the author at age 42, as Royal Physician to Charles II bound opposite title (remargined at foot), illustrated with folding engraving of twenty-five types of worms (minor closed tear); ex libris Sion College Library, with stamp on verso of title and sell order stamp from 1938 below; bound in contemporary sheep boards, rebacked, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
"Worms the Subject, and worms the Readers, and a worm the Author of this Book; which must all ere long, be swallowed up of Eternity and be worm-eaten; the Author himself and the proudest Reader as soon as the Book, we are inclosed by in mud-walls, and paper-walls are as durable."
*8 (portrait, title, *3-8), A-Z8, Aa4, (Aa4, the last leaf, publisher's ads, no errata in this copy.)
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