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Tractatus de curatione et causis Arthritidis, scriptus ab Authore jam septuagesimum aetatis annum agente, qui et illâ [sc. arthritide] laboravit per quadraginta et sex annos

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MS. Bodl. 74

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'Tractatus de curatione et causis Arthritidis, scriptus ab Authore jam septuagesimum ætatis annum agente, qui et illâ [sc. arthritide] laboravit per quadraginta et sex annos', a treatise on the gout in eleven chapters, written anonymously by the Rev. John Babb. Hearne notes 'Bibliothecæ Bodlejanæ dono dedit Joannes Babb, Rector de Theddlethorpe [St. Helen's] in agro Lincolniæ, qui & ipse scripsit.'

A letter from the rev. L. D. Kennedy, rector of that parish, dated July 18, 1881 (at p. 96), states that John Babb died on May 8, 1717, having been rector since at least 1672. He was no doubt the John Babb who graduated at Cambridge from Caius college (B.A. 1660, M.A 1664).

Dates

  • Written in about 1710 by J. Babb

Extent

104 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 74, pp. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 74

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18423

Overview

'Tractatus de curatione et causis Arthritidis, scriptus ab Authore jam septuagesimum ætatis annum agente, qui et illâ [sc. arthritide] laboravit per quadraginta et sex annos', a treatise on the gout in eleven chapters, written anonymously by the Rev. John Babb, in about 1710.

Biographical / Historical

Rev. John Babb (fl. 1660-1717) was rector of Theddlethorpe.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 27649.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

See above: 1717 is the latest possible year in which this book can have come to the Library: the old press-marks assigned to it suggest that it came in about 1712.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 5/8 × 7 1/8 in.
Title
Tractatus de curatione et causis Arthritidis, scriptus ab Authore jam septuagesimum aetatis annum agente, qui et illâ [sc. arthritide] laboravit per quadraginta et sex annos
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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