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Argenti, Eustratios, approximately 1687-approximately 1757
Greek, Modern (1453- )
1 v.([i-xi], 153 pages ; 122 x 79 (90 x 55) mm bound to 125 x 87 mm
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
Greek manuscript of medical prescriptions which belonged to Eustratius Argenti, the Doctor and Theologian (1687-1755), and probably in his own hand. The manuscript is divided into two parts, the first entitled Iatrosophion ("A Doctor's Manual") and the second Antidotarion ("A Book of Remedies").
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Physical description: 24 single lines per page; written in Greek script in black ink with elaborate initial letters and titles in red ink. Book-plate on front paste-down paper reads: "Egō ton sporon espeira kata / tēs tyrannias / ex'hou kai thelei theristhē / karpos eleutherias." Below an image of an open book with the inscription: "Anthos tēs euseveias / syntethen para tou exochōtatou / iatrophilosophou Eustartiou / Argentou / en Leipsia tēs Saxōnias/1757". "Ex libris / Philippi Panteleonis Argenti / Chiensis." Another note below the book-plate by Philip Pandely Argenti (dated January 21, 1932) states that the book figuring in the family book-plate is one of the works of Eustratius Argenti. On page [i], a full portrait of Hagios Iō[annēs] ho Chrysost[omos], blessing with his right hand and holding a book with his left; pages [iii-xi] and 111- 117 include table of contents.
Bound in leather over hard boards (blind-tooled decoration); leather spine; sewn on five raised bands.
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2017-15
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C0879 (Princeton Greek MS. 125)