`Methodus medendi generalis`, a medical treatise with a general survey and three parts, dealing with the head, the chest and the stomach respectively. Edit




  • 1610. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    412 + several blank folios. Octavo.



  • Scope and Contents

    The date 16 September 1610 occurs on folio 137.

    The treatise is followed (folio 377 verso) by copies of poems of George Sibbald of Rankeillour, some of which are printed in ‘Regulae bene et salubriter vivendi’ (Edinburgh, 1701). Copies of the rest, with two exceptions, are to be found in Adv.MS.15.2.5. The exceptions (folios 377-381) are an Apology, beginning `Clerice qui fasces et opes virtutibus aequas`, and verses in honour of Catherine, Countess of Haddington (died 1635). Another copy of Mark Alexander Boyd`s poem on Francois de la Noue (folio 411 verso) is to be found in Adv.MS.15.1.7, folio 222.

  • Related Materials

    Adv.MS.15.2.5: ‘Poemata’, a collection of short poems by George Sibbald of Rankeillour.

    Adv.MS.15.1.7: Notes etc. by members of the family of Mark Alexander Boyd.

  • Bibliography

    Sibbald, George. ‘Regulae bene et salubriter vivendi’ (Edinburgh, 1701).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1723 at the sale of Sir Robert Sibbald`s library.