The book of knowledge, treating of the wisdom of the ancients in four parts

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Title

The book of knowledge, treating of the wisdom of the ancients in four parts

Subject

Erra Pater
Frontispieces (illustrations)
Title pages
Woodcuts (prints)
Judaica

Description

Editions of The book of knowledge, a popular astrological and medical work, begin to appear in the 1530s and were printed regularly in England and America into the early 19th century. Although described on the title-page as “a Jew, Doctor in Astronomy and Physic, born in Bethany, near Mount Olivet, in Judea,” Erra Pater was not a real person.

Abstract

Title page and woodcut frontispiece, showing a man observing the stars, from Erra Pater's 1786 The book of knowledge, treating of the wisdom of the ancients in four parts

Creator

Erra Pater

Publisher

J. and M. Robertson

Date Created

1786

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library (1.Mm.25)

Format

text

Extent

1 title page and 1 frontispiece

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002850

Provenance

Purchased through the Solomon M. Hyams Fund for the Boston Medical Library, 1944

Files

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Citation

Erra Pater, “The book of knowledge, treating of the wisdom of the ancients in four parts,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed January 29, 2020, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13067.

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