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Binding: contemporary full panelled calf.
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Paginated as rectos only. Most versos blank, not digitized, excepting p. 21-22..
Prefatory material: Five varying and highly decorated dedication pages to Lord Fitzwilliam, including a dedicatory poem "Not that I think my Lord will want to learn....;" several English and Latin maxims, and a dedicatory letter addressed to "My Lord."
Manuscript presentation copy of a work addressed to the young Earl Fitzwilliam, offering "my opinion on Gods workes, with some proper rules... [for] health, long life, ritches, virtue, wisdom, viygor and victory." The text opens with a generalized cosmology, including discussion of the nature of light and of the Zodiac, and mentioning the meteor fireball of March 1719. Most of the text offers detailed information on the four humours; on "the rules of Health", "Physicke and ointment;" the "Limmits of Pleasure;" and rules "To govern Servants."
Manuscript concludes with a table of contents, "A poem in fashion after my late lord's decease" that begins, "As I walkd by my self, Thus I saide to my self....;" and a letter to the young Earl Fitzwilliam signed, "John Catlin, Living in Stepney, Northamptonshire."
With: foldout diagram on parchment of signs of the Zodiac (numbered as p. 22).
1 v. (ca. 80 p., rectos only) ; 16 x 20 cm.
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