22364 CHEYNE ,Geo.
AN ESSAY ON THE GOUT,With an Account of the Nature and Qualities of the Bath Waters Intended for the Benefit of Richard Tennison Esq:.bound with AN ESSAY OF HEALTH AND LONG LIFE.
Reprinted by and for George Grierson, At the Two Bibles in Essex Street,Dublin,1741 & George Ewing at the Angel & Bible, Dublin, 1725.
8vo Two Volumes bound in one. An Essay on Gout is the Third Edition. pp.title page+,iii +i. blank,viii p.contents,+ 80 pp.
An Essay Of Health and Longlife. Fourth Edition, title page,blank,+ i p. dedication, blank,+ x p Preface,+xiv p. The Contents,+ii pp,+blank +120pp.Contemporary brown calf, raised bands, embossed, showing wear and use.missing a tiny piece of the title label. It has had at some time book worm which has buried through the book in one part of the lower margin affecting about a word a page through the contents to The Gout and then in the Essay of Health again about a word a page on its journey.It is however ugly at the beginning and end of the book see scans please
The essays show a way of health and life very different from todays medical advice and yet there are interesting glimpses “And yet it is most certain that tis easier to preserve Health than to recover it ” He discusses the benefits of air and exercise and warns of the toxic smoak of London through winter. For weak or studious people the best beverage is wine and a pint a day.
The damage starts badly and then is very modest through the main section of the book and the worst at the very end.The original contemporary paper and leather were a feast on the rear margin and lower board. The book is now completely insect free and has been for centuries