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Aristotle's Masterpiece

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Bibliographic and Editorial Note.

This version of the Works of "Aristotle, the Famous

Philosopher" is taken from a copy described on the title

page as "London: Published by the Booksellers", and on

the end-papers as "Printed and published by J. Coker &

Co., 208 Shoe Lane, London, E.C.4.". Vilely printed on

cheap wood-pulp paper, it is undated, but I would

estimate it between 1900 and 1925. Some of the

illustrations have been torn out. The "Family Physician"

which is a 19th-century addition, has been omitted.

Note on the recipes

The edition has a great many misprints. As far as I

can I have corrected these, but in some cases, especially

in the many mixtures and potions, I have often been

unable to tell what the ingredient is supposed to be.

Senugreek is presumably fenugreek and sennel is fennel --

apparently the compositor was working from an edition

printed with long s's -- and quinceys are quinces. But

what are elephang, landant, melanchum, negalia, pilloch,

and lots of others? They are not in the Oxford English

Dictionary. In these cases I have reproduced them as is.

I sincerely hope no one will be foolish enough to try to

make and use these remedies.

TITLE PAGE

THE WORKS

OF

ARISTOTLE,

THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHER

Containing

I. -- His Complete Masterpiece.

II. -- His Experienced Midwife.

III. -- His Book of Problems.

IV. -- His Remarks on Physiognomy.

V. -- The Family Physician.

New and Improved Edition with Coloured Plates

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY THE BOOKSELLERS

TO THE READER

To say that ARISTOTLE, the learned author of the

following sheets, was reported to be the most learned

philosopher in the world, is no more than what every

intelligent person already knows; nor can any think

otherwise who will give themselves time to consider that

he was the scholar of Plato (the wisest philosopher of

his time) and under whom Aristotle profited so much, that

he was chosen by King Philip of Macedon as the most

worthy and proper person in his dominions to be tutor to

his son Alexander, by whose wise precepts and

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