Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Quarto
Lot number:196
Page number:12
Author:Willis, Thomas
Title:De Anima Brutorum, cum Fig.
Publication place:Oxford
Publication date:1672
Price fetched:0.4.0
Location:Wellcome Library, London, shelfmark EPB / B 63466/B [Mandelbrote lists the shelfmark as MSL/B/WIL, which may have been changed recently.]
Provenance:Prior to Hooke:
Wilkins, John (1614-1672; 'Ex dono Autoris Apr. 26 1672' noted by Mandelbrote)
After Hooke:
Medical Society of London (stamp)
Provenance references:Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 140; Wellcome Library catalogue.
Annotations:Inscription on title page 'Given me by ye. Reverend Dr. John Tillotson for a remembrance of John Ld. Bp. of Chester. R. Hooke Oct. 8 1673'.
Other notes:Title in the Wellcome Library catalogue: De anima brutorum quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiva est, exercitationes duae. Prior physiologica ejusdem naturam, partes, potentias & affectiones tradit. Altera pathologica morbos qui ipsam, & sedem ejus primariam, nempe cerebrum & nervosum genus afficiunt, explicat, eorumque therapeias instituit . . .
Hooke received this particular book from the archbishop of Canterbury, John Tillotson (1630-1694), as a memento of John Wilkins (1614-1672), who had died the year before. Wilkins, a founding member of the Royal Society, had been a benefactor of Hooke's since the two had met at Oxford in the 1650s, and the book itself had been presented by the author, Thomas Willis (1621-1675), to Wilkins in April 1672.
database ID:auct_BH_535

 

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