Catalogue Entry: ALCH00101

'To make Lucatello's Balsome': a medical recipe, efficacious against 'ye Measell Plague or Small Pox [...] & against poyson & ye biting of a mad dog'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: M132/2/5, Stanford University Library, Stanford, California, USA

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Heffers for £8.10s. and offered to Yahuda on 7 September 1936 for £15 but presumably turned down. Appeared as Item 3 in Heffers' Catalogue 493 (1936) at £15 and again as Item 747 in Heffers' Catalogue 513 (1937) at the same price. At some point acquired by Frederick E. Brasch, who donated it to Stanford.

Sotheby Lot


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