Kitchin-Physick: Or, Advice to the Poor, by way of Dialogue Betwixt Philanthropus, Physician, Eugenius, Apothecary, Lazarus, Patient. With Rules and Directions, [. . .] [ Part One]
Large chips missing to leather spine. Front joint very worn with loss of leather. A 1 1/2" chip to leather at corner of rear board near tail end of spine, and a 1" chip to the leather at corner of rear board near head of spine.; Part One only. No date [c.1676]. Title continues: "how to prevent sickness, and cure Diseases by diet, and such things as are daily sold in the Market: As also, for the better enabling of Nurses, and such as attend sick people; there being nothing as yet exant (though much desired) of this Nature.". At the foot of the title page is printed: "London, Printed for J. B. who desires the Reader to take notice, that he is the next week to return this Book to the Clark, or pay 12d.". Later (18th C.) calf boards. Ex-Libris label of "W. William Cock M.D." dated 1899 on front endpaper. Earlier Ex-Libris label on front pastedown. , 87,  pages. First leaf is a blank. At the tail of page 87 is printed: "Finis part the first." Page dimensions: 145 x 92mm. The title leaf is followed by a four page Epistle Dedicatory, by "Thom. Cocke". "If Diet and our Cordial Drinks do not do, then I recommend them to the Stove and Artificial Bath, mentioned in the second part of these Dialogues; if then, and there they mend not, you may conclude their case desperate and more fit for the Divine than Physician."- pp. 86-7. An extract from pp. 18-19: "Phil. Well Lazarus, take it for an undoubted truth, that they are all but impudent lyes, and contriv'd stories to drive on some design and interest: and if you will credit me, some of the chief and archest of them have confest as much to me, besides, (as ignorant (as you make your self) you cannot imagine such silly illiterate persons, as generally they all are, that boast of these mighty deeds, and upon enquiry are found to be either conceited Women, or some decay'd, bold, ignorant Mecahnicks: nay, High waymen, Bauds, and common Strumpets, Gypsies, Witches and Conjurers, commonly call'd cunning men and women should be most famous in this profession. Is it to be supposed, that all Universities, Colleges and learned Societiyes, (as our Mempfis will have it) throughout the whole world, could remain ignorant, after the greatest endeavours they could use, as upon Record, and in all their Writings they solemnly protest they do, if any such thing as these persons boast of by Urin, or their Universal Medicines, were to be known or attain'd unto?"; 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 10642
Título: Kitchin-Physick: Or, Advice to the Poor, by ...
Editorial: Printed for J. B. [c1676], London
Año de publicación: 1676
Condición del libro: Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket
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