GUIDOTT (THOMAS) De thermis Britannicis tractatus, HANS SLOANE'S COPY, 1691
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GUIDOTT (THOMAS) De thermis Britannicis tractatus, HANS SLOANE'S COPY, 1691
Sold for £600 (US$ 968) inc. premium

Lot Details
GUIDOTT (THOMAS)
De thermis Britannicis tractatus, first edition, engraved frontispiece and 8 plates (3 folding), imprimatur leaf, some dampstaining, 2 headlines of index shaved, HANS SLOANE'S COPY with his signature on front free endpaper, British Museum stamp (and "1831 Duplicate for Sale" stamp) on verso, blindstamps on 3 leaves, modern cloth [Wing G2191], 4to, Francis Leach, 1691

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  • Sir Hans Sloane's copy of fellow physician Thomas Guidott's account of the mineral baths of Britain. "Guidott's contemporary reputation was based as much on his antiquarian erudition as on his therapeutic efficacy" (ODNB). Amongst the bequests Sloane made to the British Museum was a manuscript of Guidtto's history of Aesculapius (BL, Sloane MS 2038).
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