Gerokomia Basilike

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Title

Gerokomia Basilike

Subject

Smith, John, 1630-1679
Judaica
Title pages

Description

Smith's paraphrase and exegesis of the text of Ecclesiastes 12:1-6 is noteworthy for its claim that "Solomon perfectly knew, and as plainly as his Figurative Method would give leave, described the Circular Motion of the Bloud, the best and most useful Invention of this Latter Age." The first edition of William Harvey’s pioneering work on this topic was published in 1628, so Smith’s Solomon was clearly ahead of his time.

Abstract

Title page from John Smith's Gerokomia Basilike: King Solomon's Portraiture of Old Age

Creator

Smith, John, 1630-1679

Publisher

J. Hayes for S. Thomson

Date Created

1666

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library (RC952 S61)

Format

text

Extent

Title page

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002770

Provenance

Purchased for the Solomon M.Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library, 1934

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002770_dref.jpg

Citation

Smith, John, 1630-1679, “Gerokomia Basilike,” OnView, accessed May 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12956.