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Winstanley (William) The Path-Way to Knowledge, According to those Undeniable Grounds and Axiomes Delivered by the Ancient Philosophers and Astronomers, Pythagoras, Aristotle, Haly, Albert, Philo Judæus, And Ptolomey. Shewing the Effects of the Planets, and Other Astronomical Constellations, with Several Other Weighty Matters Concerning Husbandry, Chyurgery, Medicines for Cattle, and Other Excellent Rarities, Both Pleasant and Profitable. Experienced by the 21 Years Study And Practice of Poor Robin a Well-Wisher to the Mathematicks, second edition, black letter, woodcut illustrations, minor worming to foot of inner margin, occasionally touching lettering, C6 with small portion of loss to upper corner, title and frontispiece from the fourth edition bound at front, 1 f. of tables bound at end, occasional browning, damp-staining to endpapers, 19th century ink inscription to title, ink ownership inscriptions, bookplate, 18th century calf, spine darkened, some splitting to joints, [Wing W3071C], 8vo, printed, and are to be sold by Joseph Collier, at the Bible upon London-Bridge, 1685.

⁂ Rare, ESTC lists one copy only of this edition (University of California) and only one copy of the first edition (Oxford University All Souls). Includes sections on the signs of the zodiac, physiognomy, medical recipes, and predicting the weather as well as "How to know whether a young Wench hath lost her Maiden-head, or no", "To make they Chamber appear as if it were full of Snakes and Addars" and "To turn Water into Wine".

Provenance: Job Lousley; Hugh W. Diamond (ink ownership inscriptions); E. F Bosa Mouet (bookplate).

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Winstanley (William) The Path-Way to Knowledge,

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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