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Published: 02 October 2021

824 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198795391

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'All manner of industry and ingenuity'

A bio-bibliography of Thomas Willis 1621 - 1675

Alastair Compston

  • The first published bibliography of the printed works of Thomas Willis based on a personal collection of more than 100 copies of editions and issues published in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • Includes over 150 figures that provide visual evidence for the novelty of the writings and the ways in which seventeenth century books were decorated and made attractive to the reader; together with detailed descriptions of printers' ornaments used in seventeenth century books.
  • A close reading of all fourteen treatises in the original English translations with some text, first printed in Latin, newly translated.

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