Hermippus Redivivus: The Sage's Triumph over Old Age and the Grave.

(COHAUSEN, Johann Heinrich).

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Nourse
Date Published: 1749

Description: Wherein, a method is laid down for prolonging the life and vigour of man... (Translated by John Campbell). iii, 124pp. 8vo, disbound. London: J. Nourse, 1749. Second Edition in English.

Comments: Translation of Hermippus redivivus, sive exercitatio physico-medica curiosa..., by the noted medical jester and physician to the bishop of Muenster. His most famous work, this treatise on the prolongation of life by the time-honored method of lying without congress with young virgins was widely popular in its day. Dr. Samuel Johnson read Campbell's translation and pronounced the volume "very entertaining as an account of the hermetic philosophy and as furnishing a curious history of the extravagancies of the human mind". DNB III 826. Commenting on his copy of this edition Sir William Osler noted: "The Scottish historian with his wide learning and his familiarity with medieval lore was able to improve on the German doctor's strange tales and to add much to the original". Bibliotheca Osleriana 2338. Lowndes 488. Halkett & Laing III 31. Hirsch II 64. Blake 92.

Edition: Second
Binding: unbound
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 121732

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