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TISSOT Samuel Auguste André David (1728--1797)
An essay on diseases incident to literary and sedentary persons. With proper rules for preventing their fatal consequences, an instructions for their cure. By S. A. Tissot, M.D. ... The second edition, with very large additions. With a preface and notes by J. Kirkpatrick, M.D.
London: printed for J. Nourse, bookseller to his Majesty; and E. and C. Dilly, 1769.
xxiv, 189, [3] p.; 16.6 cm. (12º)

A translation of the author's inaugural dissertation, De valetudine litteratorum, Lausanne, 1766, of which an unauthorized French translation, Avis aux gens de lettres et aux personnes sédentaires sur leur santé was published at Paris, 1767, followed by the authorized translation, De la santé des gens de lettres, at Lausanne, 1768. The anonymous English translation first appeared in 1768. ESTC t60028.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / Pembroke Hall / 1810 [i.e. John Soane junior]. The final free-endpaper is inscribed in ink with the text of Samuel Rogers' poem From a Greek Epigram, also in the hand of John junior. The price in pencil 1/6 has been erased from the front pastedown.

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, paper spine-label, ink-lettered.

Reference Number 4564


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