DOMESTIC MEDICINE: OR A TREATISE ON THE PREVENTION AND CURE OF DISEASES, BY REGIMEN AND SIMPLE MEDICINES, with an Appendix, Containing a Dispensatory for the Use of Private Practitioners. William Buchan.
DOMESTIC MEDICINE: OR A TREATISE ON THE PREVENTION AND CURE OF DISEASES, BY REGIMEN AND SIMPLE MEDICINES, with an Appendix, Containing a Dispensatory for the Use of Private Practitioners
DOMESTIC MEDICINE: OR A TREATISE ON THE PREVENTION AND CURE OF DISEASES, BY REGIMEN AND SIMPLE MEDICINES, with an Appendix, Containing a Dispensatory for the Use of Private Practitioners
DOMESTIC MEDICINE: OR A TREATISE ON THE PREVENTION AND CURE OF DISEASES, BY REGIMEN AND SIMPLE MEDICINES, with an Appendix, Containing a Dispensatory for the Use of Private Practitioners

DOMESTIC MEDICINE: OR A TREATISE ON THE PREVENTION AND CURE OF DISEASES, BY REGIMEN AND SIMPLE MEDICINES, with an Appendix, Containing a Dispensatory for the Use of Private Practitioners

Fairhaven, VT: James Lyon, 1798. Full Leather. Good binding. Item #6134

Octavo. xxiv, 476, [19 (index)], [1 (blank)] pp. First Vermont edition. In contemporary calf with black morocco title label on the spine. Binding is generally rubbed; corners are softened, nevertheless, a solid copy. Pencil monogram that is difficult to decipher dated 1831 on the front pastedown; a few preliminary pages are silverfished at the top corners; early owner name and note on the title page, "J H Minor bought / at Capt John Graves Sale"; some arithmetic in pencil on the rear endpapers; contents are variously toned and foxed, but a presentable copy. Originally published in 1769, this is a relatively early edition of an extremely popular medical work that was aimed at wider readership, this 18th century WebMD was the first work of its kind marching through a host of conditions, from Yellow Fever and Small-Pox to Swooning and “The Itch.” A solid copy of an 18th century Vermont imprint. Evans notes that in the copy he examined page 334 is misnumbered 134; in this copy it is correctly numbered 334. Evans 33469; Austin 327.

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