Book - 'The Distiller of London'

 
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Object

Book

Title

Book - 'The Distiller of London'

Production date

1698

Material

Paper

Dimensions

height (Whole): 290mm
width (whole): 182mm

Description

This book is bound in dark blue cloth. The title is embossed in gold on spine. A paper label reading 'Stoke Newington Public Library - published 1698' is pasted on inside front cover.

'The Distiller of London' was written by Theodore Turquet de Mayerne in 1652. It provides the 'Rules and Directions for extracting and drawing of Low-Wines and Spirits, to be re-distilled into Rich-Spirits, Strong-Waters or AQUAVITAE.'

Production person

Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

Production person note

Theodore Turquet de Mayerne (September 28, 1573 - March 22, 1655) was a Swiss-born physician, iatrochemist, entomologist, pharmacologist and chemist who treated kings of France and England and advanced the theories of Paracelsus. He published a set of precautions for the plague in 'Prophylactica' in 1644 and directions for distilling spirits in 'Distiller of London in 1652.

Associated place

Stoke Newington

Object number

1995.158

On display?

No
 

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