Books of Distillation - BraunschweigHieronymus Braunschweig's Liber de arte distillandi appeared in 1500. These woodcuts are from the English edition:-
The vertuose boke of Distyllacyon of the waters of all maner of Herbes, with the fygures of the styllatoryes. First made and compyled by the thyrte yeres study and labour of the moste connyne and famous master of phisyke, Master Jherom bruynswyke. And now newly Translate out of Duyche into Englysche. Nat only to the synguler helpe and profyte of the Surgyens, Phisycyens, and Pothecaryes. But also of all maner of people, Parfytely and in dewe tyme and ordre to lerne to dystyll all maner of Herbes. To the Profyte, cure, and Remedy of all maner dyseases and Infirmytees Apparant and nat apparent. And ye shall understande that the waters be better than the Herbes, as Avicenna testefyeth in his fourth Canon saynge that all maner medicynes used with theys substance, febleth and maketh aged, and weke. Cum gratia et privilegio regali.
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