|Language and size:||Libri Latini, &c. in Octavo|
|Author:||Sachs von Lewenhaimb, Philipp Jakob|
|Title:||Gammaror. vulgo Cancror. consideratio|
|Location:||St. John's College Library, Oxford, call number HB4/4.c.6.10|
|Provenance:||Prior to Hooke: |
Hussey, William (d.1691)?
Merrick, J[ohn] (c. 1670-1757 or c. 1704-1764; purchased the book for 2s 6d)
|Provenance references:||Poole, 'Payen' (2007), p. 263n36; Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 137. The only auction at 'Ch. Hussey's House' in 1691 (new style) mentioned in the List of Catalogues (1915), is on 8 June 1691 (p. 11). Since Hooke also purchased another volume 2 days before this one, at 'Auct. Husseana' on 8 Oct. 1691, there is a possibility this was instead the auction of books belonging to Sir William Hussey (d. 1691); see Poole, 'Payen' (2007), p. 263n36 on William Hussey.|
|Annotations:||Inscription on the inside of upper board: 'Rob: Hook:. 1s. Oct: 10 1691. Aucti Hussey [Christopher Hussey]. 4[s] 9[d]' [Mandelbrote indicates '2s.' before the date.]|
|Other notes:||Title in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, catalogue: [Gammarologia], sive Gammarorum, vulgo cancrorum consideratio physico-philologico-historico-medico-chymica, : in qua praeter gammarorum singularem naturam, indolem & multivarium usum non minus reliquorum crustatorum instituitur tractatio.|
Although the Catalogue of Divinity, History, Physick, Mathematical Books, &c. . . . will be sold by auction . . . seventh of Oct. 1691 . . . was published anonymously and does not mention Christopher Hussey's name, this book is listed as lot 299 on column 23 in 'Libri Miscellanei in Octavo & 12o'. Hussey's catalogue (ESTC citation no. R229863) is available via EEBO.