The pocket Æsculapius. Dr. Abernethy’s Code of Health and Long Life, With the Cause and Cure of Indigestion; Every One His Own Physician… A New Edition, With Medical Motto, Maxims and Proverbs Printed Round every Page.

  • Abernethy, John
  • London: James Cornish & Sons 1856

£60

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Description

16mo, pp. 64. Contemporary calf, spine divided by gilt rules, second compartment lettered in gilt, others tooled in blind, boards bordered in blind rolls, edges red. Some light soiling. Edges rubbed and a touch worn, some scratches to boards. Ownership inscriptions of George Sloggett to flyleaf and title page, the former obscuring an earlier inscription dated 1894.

Notes

A scarce pocket guide to health by surgeon, author and namesake of the Abernethy biscuit Dr John Abernethy (1764-1831). COPAC records just 2 locations, Oxford and Queen Mary, with Worldcat adding University of Missouri.

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