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


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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.


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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