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.
THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHER
I. -- His Complete Masterpiece.
II. -- His Experienced Midwife.
III. -- His Book of Problems.
IV. -- His Remarks on Physiognomy.
V. -- The Family Physician.
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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